Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's recent statements regarding the denial of the Kurdish issue have sparked angry reactions in political, cultural and societal circles.
Alongside the responses of social media activists and the responses of political parties to Assad, many have responded to the statements, making it clear that Assad is asserting his intransigence towards not recognizing the current reality after many years of war, and shows his desire to return Syria to what it was before 2011 under A more authoritarian and oppressive authority, and it does not serve the interests of the Syrian people and calls for internal strife.
In this context, Hawar news agency (ANHA) explored the views of Kobani people, who considered that Assad's statements were more political than real and real.
The citizen Mazlom Mahmoud Balas, a resident of the city of Kobani, expressed his annoyance with these statements by saying: “statements are unfounded”, adding, “We are the owners of this land, and this is why we coexist fine and peace with the rest of the components in the region. The Kurdish region reached a hundred years ago in the Treaty of Lausanne, which divided the land of the Kurds (Kurdistan) into four parts, after it was divided into two parts.
Citizen Mustafa Abdi believes that Assad's statements serve foreign agendas more than national ones and says: "Assad totally contradicts his previous statements, and through this speech he calls for creating discord between the components in Syria and introduces the service of foreign agendas."
And added "Four Syrian Kurdish figures ruled between 1932-1954 and they were Muhammad Ali Al-Suki, Adeeb al-Shishakli, Hosni Zaeem, Muhammad Ali Beck al-Abed, and these were Syrians who preserved the Syrian geography more than others.
As for the citizen Othman Mohamed, he strongly criticized Assad's statements and said, "We are indigenous people in the region and we do not need any evidence to prove this fact. We are more than one who defended Syria."
He pointed out that such statements are dangerous and affect the society as a whole, adding, "Assad must review himself, because what is declared is in the interest of Syria's enemies. Whoever rules the country does not create sedition among the sects in Syria."
This, Syrian Prime Minister Bashar al-Assad, in a statement to Russia Channel 24 this March, responded to a question about his government's policies towards the Kurds by saying: "There is no such thing as the Kurdish issue in Syria, because these groups came from Turkey to northern Syria because of the Turkish repression of them, in Syria acquired citizenship even though they are not Syrians, and what is called the Kurdish issue is an imaginary and false title. "