Syrian Opposition Coalition
Department of Media and Communications
May 28, 2023
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) extends its warmest congratulations to the Turkish government and people on the successful presidential and parliamentary elections. The SOC commends the brotherly Turkish people for their awareness and commitment to preserving popular will and safeguarding democracy in the country.
The SOC also congratulates the Justice and Development Party and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on their victory in the elections, expressing their well-wishes for their successful leadership in advancing the nation and continuing the journey of achievement, progress, and prosperity in Türkiye.
The Syrian people are filled with joy as they witness the democratic experience in Turkey, a sisterly state. One of the fundamental objectives of the Syrian revolution is to showcase a civilized image of Syria, fulfill the aspirations of the Syrian people, establish democracy, and put an end to the tyrannical rule of the Assad regime. This regime has caused numerous crises and disasters in the country and has resorted to killing, terrorism, and atrocities against the Syrian people, simply for demanding freedom.
The SOC deeply appreciates Türkiye’s efforts and contributions in supporting the Syrian people throughout the years. We hope that this support will continue until a comprehensive political transition is achieved in accordance with UN Resolution 2254. The SOC emphasizes the importance of isolating the Assad regime and exposing its treachery and consistent violations of agreements and obligations. We strongly believe that a regime responsible for the killing of Syrians over the past twelve years cannot be a partner in shaping a positive future for Syria and the region.