PYD: Hitto does not represent Kurds

Salih Muslim, co-chairman of the main Syrian Kurdish party, the PYD, said the prime minister elected by the National Coalition Syrian (CNS) does not represent the Kurdish people.
"Ghassan Hitto does not represent the Kurds. It has nothing to do with the Kurds. The fact that he is of Kurdish origin does not mean he represents the Kurds" said Muslim.
The opposition Syrian National Coalition has chosen Western-educated former businessman Ghasssan Hitto as provisional prime minister in a vote on Tuesday at a meeting in Istanbul. Hitto, who according to a Reuters witness received 35 votes of around 50 cast by coalition members, will be in charge of forming a government to fill a power vacuum in Syria arising from a two-year-long revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.
"Hitto is close to the Islamists," said the co-president of PYD, claiming that the new "prime minister" has been elected following a compromise between the different compositions of the CNS.

For Mr. Muslim, the West and the opposition are trying to find a Kurdish leader according to their standards. He noted that the Kurds were not invited to the meeting which took place in Istanbul.

Mr. Muslim also said that the ceasefire between the Kurds and the armed groups remain in force. On 17 February, an agreement was concluded Serêkaniyê (Rass al-Ain), between the Kurds and the Free Syrian Army (SLA), after fifteen days of violent clashes in the city.

The agreement includes "the withdrawal of all armed groups," the creation of a "Committee to monitor the implementation of the agreement," the creation of a "council of civil people," "the control of the council of the border gate "and the establishment of" common control points at the entrance of the city guarded by Kurdish forces and ASL. " The most important point of the agreement stipulates cooperation and coordination between the Kurds and the ASL to free cities under the control of the regime.

Since July 19, 2012, the Kurds took control of nine cities in their region Kobani, Afrin, Dirbêsiyé, Amude, Derik and bequeathed Girke and these three cities Tiltemir, and Tirbespiyé Rimêlan where communities coexist Kurdish Arab and Christian.