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Kurdistan Political Alliance Supports Syrian Kurds' Federal Region

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The Democratic Patriotic Alliance of Kurdistan (DPAK) welcomes the decision by Syrian Kurds to create a federal region in Syria, the coalition's political bureau member Saadi Pira told Sputnik on Thursday.

CAIRO (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Kurds have announced the creation of a federal region in northern Syria.

"We support the will of Western Kurdistan's people in north and east Syria. They have previously declared a canton system and we have respected their view. Now, they are declaring federalization, which is in accord with the wishes of the international community, and I think that we should respect this decision and support them," Pira said.

On Tuesday, reports appeared citing the plans of the Kurds to declare a "federation" in Northern Syria, which would remain a part of the country.

The Syrian government responded saying that the Kurds’ decision had no legal impact.

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