The co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), Ilham Ahmed, announced on Tuesday that the SDC is ready for dialogue with the Syrian National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, considering the SDC to represent all Syrians on the international front, not only the Kurds.
Ahmed revealed, on the sidelines of a symposium held by the SDC in the city of al-Tabqah in the countryside of Raqqa, that the SDC is open to enter into dialogue with any party, although some parties, especially the Syrian government, were intransigent and thwarted previous attempts.
She said, “We are ready for dialogue with the Syrian Opposition Coalition, but what prevents that is the fact that it is unable to make its own decisions,” adding that, “Turkey controls the decisions of the Coalition and prevents dialogue with the SDC and the Autonomous Administration.”
Ahmed added that, “the Syrian opposition has followed the same method as the Syrian government in the fighting, with a dependence on the policies of countries that have worked to serve their own interests, turning a blind eye to the suffering of the Syrian people.”
She stated that, “the intransigence of some parties, especially the Syrian government, has thwarted attempts at dialogue and affected the meetings in a negative manner. The tyrannical approach of the Damascene government wishes for neither a solution nor dialogue.”
The Kurdish leader explained that, “the intra-Kurdish dialogue is not about sharing northern and eastern Syria, which is the narrative promoted by some parties. Rather, it is a dialogue to converge the views of the Kurdish component and push for a political solution and internal Syrian dialogue,” stressing that “the Kurdish dialogue is not affected by foreign countries.”
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