MSD holds Damascus responsible for the crisis in Syria

The MSD holds the government in Damascus responsible for the economic and political crisis in Syria. As long as the Syrian regime insists on a military option and rejects dialogue, no solution is conceivable, according to the MSD.

A meeting of the Syrian Democratic Council (MSD or DSC) on Sunday evening discussed the economic and political crisis in Syria. For the first time since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, the meeting was attended by co-chairwoman Emine Omar and most of the members of the Board. The topics discussed were the MSD's efforts to bring the democratic opposition in the country around one table and to reach a nationwide agreement.

The government in Damascus was blamed for the crisis in Syria. The Syrian regime insists on military options and wise calls for dialogue, according to an assessment made at the meeting. The measures taken by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria against the economic crisis to mitigate its impact on the population were seen as positive.

The MSD reiterated its appeal to the international community to take action against the Turkish state's crimes in the region, and especially against water policy. Turkey uses water as a weapon and regularly cuts off the water supply in the autonomous region.

The meeting also discussed efforts to achieve unity between the various Kurdish actors. The MSD Executive Board expressed support for the steps taken so far and suggested that the same initiative be launched for the various forces in Syria. In this way, social solidarity is to be strengthened.