Vice President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Abdul Hakim Bashar, recently visited the Basarmah camp for Syrian refugees in Erbil Governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. A meeting held inside the camp drew over a hundred attendees.
During the gathering, Bashar discussed the strategic relationship between Syrian Kurds and the broader Syrian revolution and opposition forces. He also delved into the ties between the Kurdish National Council and the Syrian Opposition Coalition, providing insights into the latest developments in the political process.
Bashar engaged with the audience, addressing their interventions and allocating a portion of the meeting to service-related issues for refugees. Discussions centered around potential resolutions through either the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq or the SOC.
Accompanied by members of the Political Bureau and advanced cadres of the Kurdistan Yekiti Party, Bashar underscored the Kurdish movement’s historical relations with the Syrian opposition, tracing its involvement from the Damascus Declaration through the establishment of the Kurdish National Council in Syria. He emphasized the Kurdish movement’s mediating role in unifying the Syrian opposition, leading to the formation of the SOC, with the participation of the Kurdish Council.
Bashar reiterated the strategic commitment of the Kurdish National Council to align with the Syrian revolution and opposition forces, advocating for the fulfillment of the Syrian people’s demands for freedom, dignity, and democracy. He highlighted the Kurdish movement’s consistent opposition to authoritarian regimes in Syria since its inception in 1957.
Providing insights into the SOC’s priorities, Bashar explained the organization’s focus on advancing northern Syria through good governance, addressing violations, and combating illegal taxes. These points were underscored in the recent General Assembly statement. Additionally, he emphasized the SOC’s commitment to respecting and safeguarding national, religious, and cultural diversity in liberated areas of Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)