Democratic Syria Assembly’s foundations laid in Rimêlan
The meeting the powers fighting for a free and democratic Syria are holding in Rimêlan town in Girkê Legê, Rojava continues on the second day.
The forum held with the motto “Democratic Federation Is the Guarantee of Syrian Unity” discusses democratic Syria. The meeting discusses in detail the nation state that is the bane of all humanity, not just the peoples of the Middle East, and analyzes the democratic federalism, democratic autonomous administration and the democratic nation solution.
It’s safe to say that Syria Democratic Dialogue and Discussion Platform’s outcome statement will include many very important decisions.
PRIMARY CONSTITUENTS DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF SYRIA
Just the fact that the forum is being held and the profile of the attendees alone offer important data. The most important quality of the attendees of this meeting is that they represent the internal dynamics and they are the true democratic opposition in Syria. So, the authentic powers in Syria are discussing Syria and Syria’s future. Syrians are making decisions for Syria.
The current situation in Syria is this: The international discussion platforms including UN and NATO meetings and Russia-US talks don’t offer results or provide solutions. The foreign powers’ Syrian policies and their conflicts have turned Syria into a region other states fight over. Internally, the numerous small and large groups are in conflict and the doors to dialogue are slammed shut.
DISCUSSIONS FOR A SOLUTION IN SYRIA ON THE BRINK OF DISSOLUTION
In the atmosphere of a de facto fragmentation of Syria, holding such a meeting is both a brave move and is quite important in that it is the only platform for a solution. This meeting shows that the Syrian people can develop a solution in Syria, brought to the brink of dissolution with provocation from foreign powers and the region’s status quoist states, sectarianism blended with the nation state mentality, religios fanaticism, nationalism and statism, with their own power. The meeting is multi-lingual, in effect a prototype of the democratic Syrian Assembly.
SYRIA’S FUTURE IS IN ROJAVA
The fact that the meeting is held in Kurdistan actually shows that the future and stability of Syria is going to be through Rojava.
Hesam Elûş, member of the Communist Worker’s Party, spoke in the Syrian Democratic Discussion Platform and said he sees the Syrian people’s freedom in democratic autonomy. Preparation Committee member Foza Yûsif stated that the nation state system has failed in the region.
Party for Change Secretary General Mustefa Qelecî pointed out that the federal system is a democratic system, removed from religious fanaticism and nationalism, and the way out from the Syrian crisis won’t develop through foreign powers but internal dynamics.
The most important aspect of the discussions developing in the meeting is that the Kurds are not just offering an aternative solution to the future of Syria. Kurds and the peoples of Syria are developing a libertarian system that can be an alternative to the deadlocked regional regressive politics that turn peoples, faiths and sects against one another. This model will create a new civilisational leap for the Middle East and will be a breath of fresh air for all humanity and the world with the democratic modernity against capitalist modernity discourse.
Thus, the Rojava Revolution has already become a beacon of hope for all progressive humanity and the peoples of the region under oppression. The Rojava Revolution has the potential and capacity to create important developments, similar in scale to the French Revolution or the October Revolution.
20 Kurdish parties and organisations, 5 Arab party and organisations and Assyrian party and organisations are attending the workshop. The workshop represents the democratic unity of Syria in that it includes the widest array of groups in Syria up to date. This should be noted as a success in its own right. On the other hand, getting 20 Kurdish organisations together is also a significant development for Kurdish national unity.
GOAL TO CARRY THE REVOLUTION OVER TO SYRIA
Kurds are the only power to offer a solution in a region riddled with nationalism and religious fanaticism. Rojava revolution forces have successes under their belts unmatched by even foreign states and they are focusing on the systemic construction and the democratisation of Syria on the other hand. With their independent stance they call “the third way”, they were targeted both by the BAATH regime and the groups that are puppets to external forces, but they became the center of interest for the peoples of the region and the world with the resistance they displayed.
FROM 2011 TO TODAY: THE REVOLUTION HAS BLOSSOMED
Kurds were without question the most prepared power when the popular movements that started in Tunisia and Egypt in 2010 sparked in March 2011 in Syria. The flower of revolution started blossoming in the lands the Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan worked for for 20 years. The Kurds swiftly formed political and military organisations in all cities they lived in, especially Cizîr, Efrîn and Kobanê. The Democratic Unity Party (PYD) founded in 2003 started getting more active, and in mid-2011 6 Kurdish parties came together and formed the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM). The same year, Rojava Kurdistan People’s Assembly (MGRK) was announced.
The Kurds experienced another important development in the military area in 2011 as well. People’s Protection Units (YPG), famous to the whole world for fighting ISIS and other fundamentalist and inhumane groups since 2012 and succeeding, was declared.
The autonomous system whose foundations were laid in July 19, 2012 continued with the building of 3 Democratic Autonomous Administrations, called cantons, in the beginning of 2014. In January 2014, Cizîr, Kobanê and Efrîn cantons were declared.
THE SYSTEM TAKES ON A NEW DIMENSION
The search for a democratic regime that started with a cantonal system took on a new dimension with the declaration of the Northern Syria-Rojava Federation in March 17, 2016. The Democratic Syrian Assembly declared previously on December 10, 2015 and the declaration of the QSD, which includes many revolutionary battalions and commands with fighters from Kurdish, Arab, Assyrian, Turkmen and Chechen fighters, on October 12, 2015 made the aim to spread the revolution to all of Syria and the goal of a Democratic Syria more visible.
The Rojava revolution and the federation system have considered all peoples, cultures, faiths and languages in Rojava as the primary constituents and gave them the rights to a free life and free expression, and managed to develop revolutionary steps in the context of the women’s emancipation struggle. The primary goal is to develop a systemic solution for Syria, but also in the Middle East in general, that is based on the democratic self-governance.