Kurdish Supreme Committee

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Kurdish Supreme Committee
Desteya Bilind a Kurd
File:Kurdish Supreme Committee emblem.svg
Abbreviation DBK (Kurdish)
KSC (English)
Formation 12 July 2012 (6 years, 11 months)
Purpose Self-governance of Rojava
Headquarters Kobani
Location
Region served
Syrian Kurdistan
Official language
Kurdish
Coat of Arms of Rojava.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Rojava

The Kurdish Supreme Committee (Kurdish: Desteya Bilind a Kurd) is a self-proclaimed governing body of Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan), which was founded by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Kurdish National Council (KNC), following the signing on 12 July 2012 of a cooperation agreement between the two parties in Hewlêr, Iraqi Kurdistan under the auspice of the Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani.[1] The member board consists of an equal number of PYD and KNC members.[2]

The KSC seeks to fill the power vacuum left behind by the retreating Syrian Army in mid-2012 during the Syrian Civil War.[3] It claims self-governance for Rojava, and adopted an interim Constitution for the Rojava Cantons in January 2014. The committee's armed wing consists of the YPG and YPJ

See also

References

  1. "Kurdish Supreme Committee in Syria Holds First Meeting". Rudaw. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Now Kurds are in charge of their fate: Syrian Kurdish official". Rudaw. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Who are the Kurds?". BBC News. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>