6 April 2011, 07:07

Syrian Kurds to enjoy citizenship rights

Syrian Kurds to enjoy citizenship rights

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with Kurdish tribal leaders to discuss citizenship issues concerning the Kurds of Syria’s north-eastern provinces. Hundreds of thousands of Kurds were stripped of their citizenship rights as a result of the 1962 national census. After multiple discussions with Syrian authorities this problem may now be solved.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with Kurdish tribal leaders to discuss citizenship issues concerning the Kurds of Syria’s north-eastern provinces.

Hundreds of thousands of Kurds were stripped of their citizenship rights as a result of the 1962 national census. After multiple discussions with Syrian authorities this problem may now be solved.

The meeting comes four days after public demonstrations by activists of Kurdish parties and their demands for broader civil rights for their people.

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