The second POMEAS Analysis Meeting was held by POMEAS at Istanbul Policy Center on June 20, 2014. During the meeting, Yasin Duman, research assistant at POMEAS made a presentation on "The Syrian Civil War and Rojava."
Following an introduction on the history of Kurds in Syria, Duman revealed the role of the Arab Spring on the Kurds in Rojava. By focusing on the last two decades, the presentation covered the reforms and the policies of the Assad regime and the recent developments that led to the discussions of new models of governance. The presentation was followed by a discussion on the impacts of the recent developments on Syria and Rojava as well as the Kurds in Turkey.