AANES: Syria-Turkey rapprochement will not bring peace
Officials from the Autonomous Administration of Northeastern Syria (AANES) said on Monday that normalization of Syria-Turkey relations will not bring peace to the region but it will further deepen the crisis, North Press Agency reported.
Ilham Ahmed, co-president of the Executive Council of AANES, said on Twitter that “Turkey has never supported the Syrian revolution,” adding that “It used it to serve its expansionist agendas based on colonialism and demographic changes.”
Ahmed said that the “democratic and national opposition have to unify and play their role.”
Turk normalising with Syr regime will never bring peace, but deepen crisis.— Elham Ahmad (@ElhamAhmadSDC) August 22, 2022
Turk has never supported Syr revolution, but used it to serve its expansionist agendas based on colonialism, demographical changes & using Syr refugees.
Democ-Nat-opposition have to unify & play its role.
Turkey in June threatened a fresh offensive into Northern Syria but international pressure led the Erdogan government to soften its tone and praise dialogue with its southern neighbor.
On August 11, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu revealed that he recently had a brief chat with his Syrian counterpart.
He also said Turkey must reconcile the Syrian administration with the opposition.
Last week, President Tayyip Erdogan said he can never rule out talks with the Syrian regime and said they “need to secure advanced steps with Syria.”
On Sunday, an Iranian news agency said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, "may meet" during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) meeting in Uzbekistan in September.