The Syrian Democratic Council

Political and societal elites are calling for the anniversary of the beginning of the Revolution to be a new start

Today, on Saturday, Syrian social, political and important figures called for the twelfth anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian Revolution to be a new start for the Syrians to continue the struggle and dialogue until achieving change, democratic transition and building the future of Syria.

That took place in the city of Manbij, east of Aleppo, during a symposium conducted by the Syrian Democratic Council at one of the city’s halls, under the title “The Syrian Revolution and the Syrian Democratic Transition”. It was attended by members of political parties, civil society organizations, sheikhs, clans’ notables, women’s organizations, and independent figures.

The symposium included two parts, the first of which was an explanation by the Bureau about the Syrian Revolution, its beginnings, its course, and the need to continue its approach and to remember its victims. “We confirm our complete bias towards the people and their demands, as their sense isn’t wrong because the stage is difficult and there are fears of losing the people’s sacrifices” Amal Dada, a member of the Relations Bureau of the Syrian Democratic Council said.

“We seek to unify the Syrian ranks, and we call on all Syrians and the national democratic powers in order to achieve the hopes and aspirations of the Syrian people for safety, peace and dignity, based on our understanding of the revolution, as our belief in our democratic project is a basic expression of it.” Dada added.

As for the second part of the symposium was on the participations of the participants, as Madiha Al-Jumaa, a member of the Leadership Body of the Modernity and Democracy Party for Syria in Manbij, asked about the reasons for the deviation of the Syrian Revolution and she attributed it to the interventions of external parties, explaining that the Syrian people were not valued and cared for by the ruling authority which made them revolt against the authority of tyranny.

Hanan al-Muhammad, a member of civil society organizations, recalled the period of Syria’s independence in the 1940s, saying that the Syrian people lived in a state of democracy at that time, noting that they are able to restore it by adhering to their national unity and inclusive identity and revitalizing civil society organizations to push away foreign agendas and not be sad because the usurped revolution.

For her part, Ibtisam Abdul Qader, the spokeswoman for the Women’s Council of the Future Syria Party, pointed out that the start of the Revolution had just rightful demands and a goal which is reform, and Turkey distorted the Revolution to regain what it claims it lost during the World War, using various pretexts.

According to the point of view of Reem Darweesh, a member of the Manbij Intellectuals Union, believed, during her participation, that the real revolution is the revolution of the regions of northeastern Syria, being it was organized and unified and had a project, and it was a revolution to change the mindset and the policy of oppression, not to change a specific person and to become materialistic, which is what it was called “chaos” instead of “revolution”.

On the other hand, Muhammed Sayed, the human rights activist, considered that the people, in light of their current reality, are deprived of their will, and this is what requires a serious will and real popular solidarity in order to reach a resolution.

In conclusion, the Bureau members presented some clarifications on matters that were discussed during participations.

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