PYD asks for meeting with Massoud Barzani

25.5.2013 – Kurdpress – The co-chair of Syria pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim said his party has asked for a meeting with Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani to discuss recent the tension between PYD and Barzani.

The PYD deputy in Erbil has asked for a meeting with Barzani to discuss the arrest of 74 members of al-Party another Kurdish Party, supported by Barzani, and the shutting the Syria-Kurdistan Region border, Muslim told NUCE TV, affiliated with Kurdistan Workers’ Party, umbrella organization of PYD. Barzani has not responded the request, he said, stressing the YPG forces, military branch of PYD, are the legal representative of the people and that’s their duty to protect the borders and Kurdish regions. Muslim further stressed the 74 people have received military training in Kurdistan Region and were attempting secretly to cross the border into Syrian Kurdish regions.