Aldar Khalil, a member of co-presidency of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), emphasized on Saturday that the Syrian opposition “has always been a Trojan horse to pass on Turkish agendas though its failure is clear.”
Remarks of the Kurdish politician follow demonstrations in areas held by the Turkish-backed Syrian opposition factions, also known as the Syrian National Army (SNA), in northern Syria in response to recent statements by Turkey’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
On July 11th, the Turkish minister revealed that he had a short chat with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad where he called for the necessity of reconciliation between the Syrian government and the opposition, in his words.
Cavusoglu called for reconciling between the two parties to fulfill “permanent peace,” as he claimed.
Khalil said, ”Turkey used the Syrian opposition factions when it occupied the Syrian territories such as Idleb, Jarablus, al-Bab, Azaz, Afrin, Tal Abyad and Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain),” according to the official website of PYD.
The PYD was established on September 20th 2003, in northeast Syria.
It describes itself as believing in social equality, justice and the freedom of belief as well as pluralism and the freedom of political parties.
Responding to a question regarding the fate of the opposition in case of any agreement between Erdogan and Assad, Khalil indicated that Turkey would dispense with the ”opposition”, and its importance to Erdogan will wane after he gets what he wants from Assad, indicating that they have become a bargaining tool for Turkey to compromise.
Khalil added, ”The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) warned the opposition that their collaboration with Turkey channels into making money; however, they claimed and are still claiming to be national opposition.”
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