The Syrian Coalition’s political committee stressed the need for all forces of the revolution to unite against the challenges laying ahead and stick to the fundamental principles of the Syrian revolution and its goals for freedom and dignity as well as the establishment of a pluralistic democratic system of rule.
Members of the political committee met with representatives of a number of the revolution institutions and movements, local councils, and head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) and its ministers in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.
The committee’s members also met with the newly elected presidential body of the Syrian Turkmen Council to discuss the common political vision for the future of Syria. Members of the committee stressed that the Turkmen Council is an integral part of the Syrian National Coalition.
The committee’s members also met with the FSA chiefs of staff and the Syrian National Army to discuss the latest developments in Operation Olive Branch. The committee reiterated its full support for the operation and the need to defeat all terrorist groups and protect civilians.
SIG’s ministers provided a detailed explanation of the projects and activities the ministries are carrying out in various areas across Syria to provide essential services to the civilian population.
Moreover, the committee’s members pointed out that the recent military escalation by the Assad regime and its allies in a number of areas across Syria and their targeting of civilians and infrastructure are aimed at putting pressure on the Syrian revolution and the opposition’s negotiating delegation in Geneva and forcing them to make concessions in favor of the dictatorial Assad regime.
The members also stressed that the will of the Syrian people and the enormous sacrifices they are making to bring about full political transition in Syria cannot be ignored. They stressed that the Assad regime has become part of the past as they emphasized the need for everyone to unite in order to beat off the challenges posed by the current stage. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)