The Syrian Coalition on Monday sent a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressing hope the trilateral summit which Turkey is hosting on Wednesday will achieve its goals to find a political solution meeting the aspirations of the Syrian people.
The letter, which was signed by President Abdulrahman Mustafa, stressed the need to consolidate the ceasefire, ensure urgent delivery humanitarian aid to those in need, revitalize the political process in accordance with international resolutions, most importantly the Geneva Communiqué of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254 to fulfill the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity.
"Since Ankara will host the tripartite summit on Syria on 4 April 2018 in order to save efforts to end the Syrian conflict, we hope the summit will be a real success, and we are confident that it will achieve its objectives given the fact that the Republic of Turkey is And that they are known for their generous positions in supporting the Syrian people in confronting the crimes of the Assad regime," the letter said.
The letter also emphasized the importance of the implementation and consolidation of the memorandum on the creation of the de-escalation areas in Syria, as stated on May 4th and December 22nd in 2017. Furthermore, it stressed the importance of paying special care on the implementation of stabilization in Idlib governorate given that it is home to more than two million civilians.
The Coalition also stressed the need for progress in the working group on the release of detainees / abductees, and handover of the bodies, as well as the identification of missing persons, as mentioned in the joint statement on the international meeting on Syria in Astana on December 22nd, 2017.
The Coalition also stressed the need for the avoidance of the repetition of the enforced mass displacement operations taking place in eastern Ghouta in other towns and villages in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)
The Syrian Coalition condemned the arrests, kidnappings and intimidation campaigns being carried out by militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) against Kurdish dissidents and activists over the past few years.
In a press release issued on Monday, the Coalition expressed its deep concern over the PYD’s raiding of the house of member of the presidency of the Kurdish National Council and General Coordinator of the Al-Islah Movement Faisal Yusuf in the town of Qamishli. Yusuf was kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination.
The Coalition said that Yusuf and other political activists and dissidents are still detained by the PYD militia. Many Kurdish political dissidents and activists have already been killed under torture or in direct attacks in coordination with the Assad regime, the Coalition added.
The Coalition also condemned the PYD militia’s issuance of threats it would liquidate Fuad Alliko, member of the Coalition’s political committee and Ibrahim Berro, former President of the Kurdish National Council because of their rejection of PYD terrorism and its attempts to establish a de facto situation and their support for the Syrian revolution.
“The Coalition holds the PYD militia fully responsible for the safety of Yusuf as it warns of causing any harm to Yusuf and other dissidents who are being threatened along with their families and associates, including Abdul Rahman Abu, Head of the National Council in Afrin.”
The Coalition reaffirmed its commitment to “the principles and aspirations that the Syrian people have sought to achieve throughout seven years of their struggle against tyranny.” It affirmed that its main goal “is to ensure that all Syrians across Syria are freed from all forms of tutelage, tyranny, and terrorism and are allowed to manage their own affairs.”
The Coalition called on all parties to stop all types of support for the PYD militia and deter it from continuing its repressive and criminal actions against Syrians from all backgrounds. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)