To the Press and Public Opinion:
We the People’s Defense Units (YPG) we see the deal between United States of America and Russia a positive step, and we confirm to operate in the context of that agreement. We are optimistic with this deal we will be able to cooperate in the fight against the terror of Daesh (ISIS), also hoping it will prepare the base for political transition to start according to the Security Council resolution 2254. In that process, a new Syria to be built in which the rights of all Syrian components will be secured based on international laws.
To reach a permanent ceasefire and a sustainable solution requires all political parties, on the top the Democratic Self-Administration, to participate and take all appropriate steps for the process of political transition.
As the People’s Defense Units, we shall endure and strengthen our struggle against terrorist groups, to help bring an end to the continued suffering of all Syrians, to protect the people of areas that have been freed and those that will be liberated. We believe protecting civilians will establish peace in the region and end Turkey’s occupation of Syrian soil.
General Command of the People's Defense Units (YPG)
September 12, 2016