Kurdish Supreme Committee

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Kurdish Supreme Committee
Desteya Bilind a Kurd
Abbreviation DBK
Formation 12 July 2012 (28 months ago)
Purpose Kurdish nationalism
Headquarters Kobanê (Arabic: `Ayn al-`Arab‎)
Region served Syrian Kurdistan
Official language Kurdish
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Syrian Kurdistan

The Kurdish Supreme Committee (Kurdish: Desteya Bilind a Kurd) is a governing body of Syrian Kurdistan, which was founded by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Kurdish National Council (KNC), following the signing on 12 July 2012 of a cooperation agreement between the two parties in Hewlêr, Iraqi Kurdistan under the auspice of the Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani.[1] The member board consists of an equal number of PYD and KNC members.[2] The committee's armed wing is the Popular Protection Units.

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  1. ^ "Kurdish Supreme Committee in Syria Holds First Meeting". Rudaw. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Now Kurds are in charge of their fate: Syrian Kurdish official". Rudaw. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2014.