33 political parties in NE Syria urge Damascus government to avoid rapprochement with Turkey
33 political parties and groups in North and East Syria urged the government of Damascus to stay away from any reconciliation with the Turkish state and asked the International Coalition to stop the dirty policies of the Turkish state.
A press conference was held by political parties and groups on Monday at the Diplomatic Research Centre in Qamishlo. The Syriac Union Party Co-Chair Senherîb Barsûm read out the statement in the Arabic language while Democratic Green Party Co-Chair Luqman Ehmê read out the Kurdish version.
The statement pointed to the negative influence of foreign intervening forces against the Syrian people, especially the invading Turkish state, saying, “While 11 years have passed since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, a peaceful political solution has yet to be found that would bring democracy and freedom to the Syrian people. This is the outcome of the intervention of the forces against the Syrian people and the use of some terrorist groups by the fascist Turkish regime for its own interests.”
'PARTIES IN ASTANA ARE PURSUING THEIR OWN INTERESTS'
Referring to the recent rapprochement between Turkey and the Damascus government and the roles of the Astana countries (Turkey, Russia and Iran) in the destruction of Syria, the statement continued, “The aim of the Turkish state has been to occupy Syrian lands from the beginning. It has used some terrorist groups to do so. After realizing that the new power balance would change the course of the crisis in Syria, the Turkish government amended its policies. It is now promoting rapprochement with the Damascus government through the mediation of Russia. The parties in Astana want to realize their interests at the expense of the Syrians. All these parties bear responsibility for the killings of the Syrians.”
“The reaction of the citizens in the occupied regions was huge and they rejected a reconciliation between Turkey and the Damascus government. The areas under the control of the Damascus government should also have reacted to a potential rapprochement with Turkey. Political forces reject these plans because they offer nothing to the Syrian people. These people have paid a huge price to build a democratic system,” the statement said.
'WE DO NOT ACCEPT TURKISH PLANS'
The statement pointed out that the plan in question did not meet the expectations of the Syrian people.
The statement urged the Damascus government to stay away from any reconciliation with the Turkish state that would destroy Syria and displace its people, and to pay attention to the demands of the Syrian people.
The statement also condemned the Turkish attacks on North and East Syria: “We emphasize that we endorse the right of self-defence adopted by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the enemy. We call on the US-led International Coalition to put an end to the Turkish attacks that would revive ISIS. We state that as political parties and the people, we endorse the military forces and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
The statement called on the Damascus government to take a serious stance, to remove the Turkish troops from Syrian territory and to cooperate and coordinate with the SDF in order to oppose the invasion attacks.
The political parties and groups endorsing the initiative are as follows:
Partiya Yekitiya Demokratîk, Partiya Kesk a Demokratîk, Partiya Aştiyê ya Demokratîk a Kurdistanê, Yekitiya Lîberal a Kurdistanê, Partiya Komunîst a Kurdistanê, Partiya Demokrat a Kurdistanê-Sûriyê, Partiya Demokratîk a Kurdî li Sûriyê, Partiya Çep a Kurd li Sûriyê, Partiya Çep a Demokratîk a Kurd li Sûriyê, Partiya Kombûna Nîştimanî ya Kurdistanî, Tevgera Guhertinê ya Demokratîk a Kurdistanê, Tevgera Nûjen a Kurdistanê, Yekitiya Karkeran a Kurdistanê, Desteya Nîştimanî ya Erebî, Partiya Nûjen û Demokratîk bo Sûriyê, Partiya Komarparêz a Kurdistanê, Partiya Rêkeftin a Demokrat a Kurdî ya Sûrî, Tevgera Çaksazî ya Kurdî-Sûriye, Partiya Asûrî ya Demokratîk, Partiya Biratî ya Kurdistanê, Partiya Roj a Demokrat a Kurd li Sûriyê, Yekitiya Nîştimanî ya Azad-Rojava, Tevgera Civaka Demokratîk, Kongra Star, Partiya Muhafazkaran a Demokratîk, Partiya Têkoşîna Demokart, Partiya Demokrat a Kurdistanê-Rojavayê Kurdistanê, Desteya Koordîneyê ya Nîştimanî (Tevgera Guhertinê ya Demokartîk), Partiya Yekitiya Suryan, Partiya Sûriya Pêşerojê, Paritya Demoqratî ya kurdî li Sûriyê (Partî), Partiya Yekitiya Demokrata Kurd li Sûriyê(P.Y.D.K.S).