history, Syria has been proud of its national unity formed out of the
diversity und multi-ethnicity of its population and moulded over thousands
of years in an environment of mutual tolerance harmony and understanding.
This is reflected in our legislative structure, which does not allow for
discrimination on ethnic, religious or sectarian grounds.
in Syria form port and parcel of the Syrian matrix, and their role in Syrian
public life have left a deep imprint.
Syrians of Kurdish origin played and continue to play leading roles in
helping to build the country. Several of them rose to the highest positions
of the outstanding sources of Syrian`s pride is the presence in Damascus of
the remains of the Great Islamic Leader, Salaheddin (Saladin) and it's
part of Syrian society, some Kurds have experienced difficulties with regard
to the issue of citizenship. Originally, this issue came to the fore when
many Kurds fled neighbouring countries seeking refuge from conflict,
oppression and discriminations.
the granting of official citizenship is the sovereign right of States and is
exercised in accordance with its interests, the appropriate authorities in
Syria are doing their best to deal with this issue on humanitarian basis. In
this regard, the decision was recently taken to grant citizenship to forty
thousand Kurds who had sought refuge in Syria.
of being the subject of misguided or malicious attacks, Syria should be
given credit for harbouring those refugees and making as comfortable as
possible their stay and living conditions – in contrast to the behaviour
of other countries.