Many Kurds will be granted Syrian citizenship, As-Safir reports

Tens of thousands of Kurds residing in Syria will soon be granted Syrian citizenship, a “well-informed” source told As-Safir newspaper’s Wednesday edition.

President Bashar al-Assad, who is facing the worst unrest in his 11 years in power, received representatives from the mainly Kurdish northeastern region of Hassakeh where protests erupted on Friday, Syria’s state news agency said.

"They discussed the demands of the inhabitants of this region," SANA reported, adding that the president had announced the formation of a commission to examine the plight of some 300,000 Kurds who have been denied Syrian citizenship for half a century.

-NOW Lebanon

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