Ehmê: We are ready for dialogue with Damascus
"We are ready for dialogue with the Damascus government for a lasting solution to the Syrian crisis," said Luqman Ehmê, spokesman for the North East Syria Autonomous Administration in a press release.
Luqman Ehmê, spokesman for the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria, held a press conference at the Raqqa Finance Committee on the occupation attacks carried out by the Turkish state and the exclusion of the Autonomous Administration from the work of the Syrian Constitutional Committee.
Ehmê drew attention to the invasion attacks of the Turkish state and mercenaries against Northern and Eastern Syria and said that the USA and Russia remained silent and shared responsibilities for the massacres carried out by the Turkish state.
Ehmê said that the mercenaries brought together by the ISIS and al-Nusra have carried out massacres of Kurdish, Arab, Syriac, Assyrian, Turkmen and Circassian peoples in front of the eyes of the whole world, and added that these mercenary groups belonged to different beliefs in Afrin, Girê Spî and Serêkaniyê. He also underlined that the mercenaries destroyed the sacred places.
Pointing out to the policies of the Turkish state to change the demographic structure of the region, Ehmê said: “The Turkish state insists on the policy of changing the demographic structure of the regions it occupies. In the occupied areas, the use of Turkish and Turkish Lira is compulsory and Turkish flags are hung in hospitals, schools and public buildings. In addition to this, inhumane practices such as pillage, theft, kidnapping and organ trade are being carried out in open violation of international laws.”
Noting that the Autonomous Administration is not included in the Syrian constitution committee, Ehmê continued: “Representatives of ISIS and Al-Nusra terrorist groups are taking part to the meetings in Geneva, whereas representatives of the Autonomous Administration were not included despite the historical resistance of the peoples of North and East Syria against terrorism. It is unacceptable that these groups are the decision-makers for the future of Syria. These people and their groups should be included in the list of world terrorist organizations. Furthermore, the Turkish state that commits crimes against humanity and war should be tried before an International Criminal Court.”
Emphasizing that the Autonomous Administration is in favor of dialogue and peaceful solution and insists on this in every venue, Ehmê said that the Autonomous Administration is ready for dialogue with the Damascus government through the mediation of Russia, which they see as playing an active role in the region.
Ehmê stressed that a constitution in which the Autonomous Administration is not included will not reflect the will of the Syrian people and that the results of the talks in Geneva will not be binding for them.