Nusaybin, Turkey− Members of the Assayish −security wing of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD)− prevented the distribution of supplies to the schools in the city of Amude, northeast Syria, activists reported.
The Kurdish Youth Movement (TCK) −a Syrian Kurdish civil movement− initiated a campaign of providing schools and students in Amude with necessary supplies on Sunday. However, the TCK said that members of the Assayish forces prevented the organization from distributing the supplies and confiscated most of them.
The PYD-linked Assayish forces require all activities in Syria’s Kurdish areas −even the civil ones− to be executed under its permission, otherwise would be considered “illegal” and the executers will be punished.
Meanwhile, negotiations started between members from the TCK and the leadership of the Assayish on Monday in Amude city to reach a compromise with the Assayish and regain the confiscated materials.
Sources told ARA News that the Assayish forces have earlier detained dozens of Kurdish activists for organizing peaceful demonstrations and civil society activities.
On the other hand, the Assayish emphasizes its responsibility to “maintain civil peace” in Syria’s Kurdish areas, saying that the region is in war with al-Qaeda affiliates.
Reporting by: Zara Seyda
Source: ARA News
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