Today, in the city of Tabqa, the tenth dialogue seminar was held within the activities of the series of seminars held by the Syrian Democratic Council in the regions of north and east Syria, under the title “Towards a National Conference for the People of al-Jazeera and al-Forat.”
In today’s seminar, which was dedicated to the people of the Syrian governorates that have been forcibly displaced from their regions and displaced to the regions of north and east Syria, where it was attended by the political, social, intellectuals, sheikhs and notables of Arab tribes.
In the first axis of the symposium, Ali Rahmoun, the member of the Presidential Council of SDC, spoke about the course of the Syrian-Syrian dialogue and the efforts of the Syrian Democratic Council to unify the visions of democratic forces in the country in order to reach a comprehensive and final solution to the Syrian crisis.
What is the feasibility of dialogue with the “tyrant”?
The majority of the displaced persons in the Autonomous Administration areas and the participants in today’s seminar agreed to name the Syrian authority (the Syrian government) as a “tyrant” who sees the dialogue as an opportunity to empower it once again to subjugate the Syrians with iron and fire and take away their freedoms and rights.
Others went on to regard the “regime” as the enemy that is waiting for the Syrians to take revenge on them, since it sees every Syrian who calls for a state of citizenship and democracy as its enemy. Therefore, as they put it, there is no dialogue with a “tyrant” who deserted and killed Syrians and brought atrocities to the country, and allowed “cross-border” militias to intervene to kill and abuse Syrians.
Another group believes that even if it initiated a dialogue with the “regime”, this regime does not have its decision and cannot provide anything for the good of the country. According to this group of expatriates, it sees the actual decision is in the hands of both Russia and Iran, which are considered the actual ruler in the areas under the control of the Syrian government, and it is Iran that bears responsibility for the devastation, killing and displacement .
Possibility of dialogue and unification of front
Despite the divergent views of the participants regarding the dialogue with the “opposition” Syrian parties, they all agreed on the importance of dialogue to resolve the Syrian crisis, lift the country out of dispersion and fragmentation, and work to direct the compass in accordance with the interest of the country and its people.
The participants differentiated between the spectrums of the opposition, with whom dialogue is possible. According to them, it is impossible to dialogue with those who are motivated by extremist movements and organizations and the global jihadist movement such as Al Qaeda and its followers, these have no place in the culture of the Syrian people who believe in pluralism and acceptance of others.
While the participants called on all Syrian parties, including the Syrians in the other bank, who stand and command by Turkey’s orders, to respond to the call for dialogue and to give priority to the interest of the country and its people rather than any other considerations, and to unify a united front against tyranny and its supporters until reaching a pluralistic, democratic Syria that does not exclude anyone and differentiate between its components.
Others believe that the Syrian parties that caused and were a party to the migration of Syrians from Afrin, Serekaniye (Ras al-Ain), Tal Abyad and the rest of the occupied territories by Turkey, should be excluded, because, according to the participants, they turned into tools that implement an agenda different from the aspirations of the Syrian people and the goals of their revolution that began ten years ago.
Others were optimistic about the Kurdish-Kurdish dialogue, and that its achievement opens the way and renews hope for the possibility of Syrians’ continuity and building consensuses and meeting around the common denominators that unite all Syrians.
The Autonomous Administration is a “ray of hope” that should be benefited from its experience
The Syrians from the regions of Homs – Hama – Idlib – Aleppo – Damascus – Palmyra – Deir Ezzor … etc. / believe that the experience of the Autonomous Administration in north and east Syria must be preserved and developed because it is, in their opinions, a “ray of hope” for the Syrians for the sake of getting rid of tyranny and totalitarian central system that deprived them from the country’s goods and classified its provinces on racist grounds, and prevented pluralism and democracy.
The participants expressed their grief over what their original areas under the control of the Syrian government or various opposition factions are exposed to. The Autonomous Administration, despite the conditions of occupation that it was exposed to by Turkey and its constant threat, welcomed all population of Syrians and did not differentiate between them.
On the other hand, some participants presented criticisms and observations about the Autonomous Administration institutions and their performance, while praising the space that was available for them to express their visions and criticisms with daring and transparency.
It is noteworthy that the Autonomous Administration areas in north and east Syria are among the most Syrian areas that have received and welcomed the forcibly displaced persons, as according to the statistics of the Office of Displaced and Refugee Affairs in the Autonomous Administration, more than / 800 / thousand Syrians from various governorates and regions of Syria live in the Autonomous Administration areas without any discrimination between them and the people of the region, with the exception of temporary measures related to the current stage.