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MOSCOW, March 21. /TASS/. Syrian Kurds do not seek creation of an autonomy for themselves, the representative of the Syrian Kurdistan in Moscow, Rodi Osman, told a news conference in Moscow.
"We do not seek creation of an autonomy for the Kurds. We wish to have a regime that will guarantee everybody’s rights," he said. "We do not seek creation of a state for any individual ethnic group."
"Why have we arrived at this decision [to proclaim a federation — TASS]? Defeats suffered by Syrian government troops and the advances of terrorist forces were the main factor. Creation of a self-defense force was the most correct decision in that situation," Osman said. "We created a special administrative regimen for the purpose of self-defense. We are now creating self-government, education and health service agencies of our own."
"Emergence of a federation of Syrian Kurds was a popular wish. A number of regained areas of Syria have joined our autonomy. Our federation is determined to put an end to religious discrimination, including that of Christians," Osman said. "The crisis will remain unresolved as long as this discrimination exists."
Osman said that in the newly-proclaimed federation instruction was in three languages — Arabic, Kurdish and Assyrian.
"You can hear church bells ring here. Our regime relies on the genuine popular wish and a culture of conflictless coexistence," he said.