President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif on Wednesday met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The meeting came during Seif’s participation in Turkey’s official celebrations to mark Victory Day in the capital Ankara at the official invitation of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.
Seif congratulated President Erdogan and the Turkish people on the occasion of Victory Day. He commended the strong relationship between the Syrian and Turkish peoples as he praised Turkey’s generous hosting of about 3 million refugees who were forced to leave Syria because of the terrorist practices of the Assad regime.
Seif said that Turkey is one of the most important supporters of the Syrian people and the most prominent supporter of the Syrian revolution for freedom, dignity, and removal of the dictatorship of the Assad regime. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)
The opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) reiterated it would not accept giving any role for Bashar Assad to play during the transitional period.
“HNC cannot accept any presence for Bashar al-Assad in the transitional period, HNC spokesman Salem Meslet said, adding that the HNC “will not act as eyewitnesses of the crime nor will it seek to bless the survival of the criminal.”
“The Syrian people will keep resisting and fighting. The Syrian revolution will continue until the Syrian people regain freedom and dignity away from Assad,” Meslet added.
“To be politically realistic requires the elimination of the root cause of the rise of terrorist organizations, not accepting the one who has absolute control on these groups.”
Meslet stressed that the vision that the HNC has develop for solution in Syria is “sufficiently realistic.” He pointed out that the "the failure of the international community to implement international resolutions on Syria will not affect the HNC’s vision for solution.”
As this failure and inaction continue, the United Nations bears full responsibility for the war crimes and crimes against humanity that are taking place in Syria, Meslet said. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Baladi News)