Syrian tribes call on the regime to enter into dialogue with MSD
The Tribes and Clans in Cizire Region called on the Syrian regime to enter into dialogue with MSD and reiterated their commitment to stand with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
North and East Syrian Opinion Leaders Committee organized Cizire Region Tribes and Clans Workshop in Qamishlo city yesterday. The workshop was held under the motto “No to Turkey’s Threats against Northern Syria, Yes to a Safe Syria” and was participated by 500 representatives from Arab, Kurdish, Syriac, Assyrian and Armenian clans. Representatives of Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, politicians, intellectuals, religious leaders and Iraqi opinion leaders also participated in the workshop.
The final resolution of the workshop said the following;
"Upon the call of North and East Syrian Opinion Leaders Committee, we came together in Qamishlo with representatives of tribes and clans and social activists in Cizire Region with the motto “No to Turkey’s Threats against Northern Syria, Yes to a Safe Syria”. We are here to demonstrate to the international public that Turkey's threats are not new and are in the context of earlier threats. Moreover, Turkey’s threats against North and East Syria go against Syria's sovereignty and international conventions. The arguments put forward by the Turkish regime for an invasion are unfounded and must therefore be rejected. We do not pose a threat to Turkey's national security. On the contrary, the Turkish state has been threatening our region since the Serêkaniyê resistance in 2012.
On this basis, we call on the peoples of Syria, from Horan to Qamishlo, to stand together against the Turkish threats that endanger all peoples. We urge the United Nations, the UN Security Council, the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and all human rights organizations to shoulder their responsibilities and to work for the Turkish occupation in Jarablus, al-Bab, Azaz, Idlib, Hama, Latakia and Afrin to be stopped. We invite the US-led international anti-IS coalition to fight against terrorism together to strike a heavy blow to ISIS which benefits the most from Turkey’s threats of invasion.
We call on the government in Damascus to enter into a sincere and responsible dialogue with the Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) in order to resolve the Syrian crisis, to stop any foreign attempt to endanger the security of our country and to ensure the return of Syrian refugees back home.
Finally, we renew our commitment to stand with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in supporting them against the aggressors. The SDF are our brothers and sisters, thanks to whom we live in security and stability. We are proud of the communal life based on the brotherhood of the peoples in our beloved Syria.”