MSD Spokesperson: We want issues to be resolved through dialogue
MSD Spokesperson Emced Osman said the Turkish state’s invasion attacks will revive terrorist groups: “A possible attack would have severe consequences for both sides. So, we want the issues to be resolved through dialogue and not war.”
The invading Turkish state continues to threaten Northern and Eastern Syrian territory liberated from ISIS gangs. The Turkish army is stockpiling weapons and digging trenches along the border, as well as launching occasional scouting missions.
Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) Spokesperson Emced Osman spoke to ANHA on the Turkish state threats against Northern and Eastern Syria.
“TURKEY’S BORDERS ARE PROTECTED”
Osman said the Turkish state doesn’t want the experience of democracy in the region pose a solution to the crisis in Syria, and thus wants to launch a swift attack: “They speak of their so-called national security. The Turkish state wants to set up a ‘safe zone’. They cite border security as an excuse. But that doesn’t reflect the truth. Nobody has attacked Turkey’s borders to date. Their borders are also protected.”
“TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE REVIVED IN CASE OF ATTACKS”
The MSD Spokesperson said heavy weapons have been removed from the area for the “safe zone” and that they have accepted a 5 km-deep area defended by local forces: “Turkey, in pushing for a 32 km deep zone, doesn’t aim for a safe zone, they want to dominate the local people and repeat what they did in Afrin. They want to eliminate Kurds and the peoples of the region. If Turkey attacks Northern and Eastern Syria, the SDF will be forced to withdraw from sensitive areas to defend its borders. That would give a chance to terrorist organizations to recuperate.”
“WE ARE IN FAVOR OF RESOLVING ALL ISSUES THROUGH DIALOGUE”
Emced Osman pointed out that the Turkish state is serious in its threats and continued: “If the international public doesn’t fulfill their duties and responsibilities, Turkey will continue to act against international treaties and laws. If there is an attack, there will be resistance against it. We do not wish to fight anybody, or to endanger our people. Our priority is to resolve the issues through dialogue. We must be vigilant in this process and not fall for MIT’s traps.”
“THE REGIME MUST DEFEND SYRIAN TERRITORY AGAINST THREATS”
On the Syrian regime’s stance against Turkish state threats, Osman said: “Whenever Northern and Eastern Syria was threatened, the Syrian regime refused to put forth a strict stance. They just watched. The regime doesn’t fulfill their responsibilities now either. They don’t take on a concrete stance. This shows how weak the regime is. The Syrian regime must fulfill their moral duties and responsibilities, and defend Syrian territory against threats.”
MSD Spokesperson Emced Osman said Turkey is going for a trick, trying to keep alliances with both Russia and the US: “Turkey hasn’t been an ally to either side, it is still not clear who they will side with. Their plans failed, and they now wish to hide the problems they have within and outside the country through a war. It won’t be easy for Turkey to enter Northern and Eastern Syrian region. A possible attack will have severe consequences for both sides. Thus, we want a solution through dialogue, not war.”