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Discussion on the future of Northern Syria (Private)

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Hastati
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Discussion on the future of Northern Syria (Private)

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Post by Hastati » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:28 am

Ali Haidar
State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs

Amina Omar, Riad Darar, welcome to Damascus.

Today I would like to further discuss efforts to bring peace and unity to our country and to finally bring an end to the current conflict that has claimed so many lives already. We would like to bring together a framework that encompasses the requirements of the state to protect its interests whilst also providing necessary changes that benefit all Syrians, including those in Northern Syria.

We envision that to be able to restore security to Syria, we propose that Northern Syria peacefully, and fully reunites with the rest of the country and avoid the unnecessary bloodshed that has plagued the rest of the country. Under this agreement, Damascus would be responsible for the national defense and security of the region once more, politically and in all state institution and national level projects. In return, Northern Syria would be granted civil autonomy within its own region to enact policy that does not run counter to the national constitution.

Damascus would be responsible for maintaining and operating energy and all natural resources both extraction and implementation to a national grid or export. Northern Syria would conduct all foreign diplomatic contact through Damascus but would be granted fair representation at the national level in the next election as any other Syrian region would receive. In addition, the President will grant amnesty for all conflict-related crimes or accusations to those living in or previously in Northern Syria.

Northern Syrian militia formations would be permitted to remain within the Northern Syrian region, being ultimately responsible and serviced to their respective sub-regions within Northern Syria. These formations will work with Damascus to ensure that both foreign and terrorist threats are eliminated, i.e. ISIS.

Damascus will assist with acquiring outside funding and support for reconstruction efforts within Northern Syria, including but not limited to reducing unemployment and working toward restoring its economy to pre-war levels.

All restrictions placed upon the Kurdish language will be rescinded within Northern Syria, and all Kurdish peoples who are Syrian born will have their citizenship restored.

[Edit: This is negotiations with Democratic Federation of Northern Syria]

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Re: Discussion on the future of Northern Syria (Private)

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Post by Jos1311 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:31 pm

Syrian Democratic Council
Co-Leader of the National Council:: Amina Omar
Co-Leader of the National Council:: Riad Darar


We thank you for the invitation, and are willing to listen to reasonable offers to address this important issue. However the second element of your proposal is exactly not that. Northern Syria has been left to deal with the terrorist elements almost entirely on its own, building militia's and a successful paramilitary force, the Asayish, to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State and other extremist groups entirely on its own. Yet, you now call upon us to break down this force that prevented northern Syria from falling into disarray and to once again rely on Damascus for our security. Security that Damascus was unable to provide to us during this entire conflict. To put it even stronger Damascus withdrew its forces from these territories in 2013 and yet you now you expect us to rely on these same forces to provide security again.

At the same time you are asking us to enact a policy that does not run against the national constitution, while you yourself are fully aware that in 2014 the Constitution of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria was adopted. A Constitution that has been praised by various human rights groups over the past years.

What we are willing to agree to is that our territory will be granted autonomy, and that we will be able to rely on the Asayish and militia's to provide security. These forces will remain actively only in the territories of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS). And that we will be allowed to continue the Constitution and the framework it has created in all the territories of the DFNS.

We are willig to compromise on the issue of Foreign Affairs, however seeing that Damascus completely abandoned these areas of Syria in 2013, and since than we have established our own contacts, you cannot in all seriousness expect that we will revert back to the old situation. Too much has changes since than, and that is something that cannot be ignored.

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Re: Discussion on the future of Northern Syria (Private)

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Post by Hastati » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:29 am

Ali Haidar
State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs

If you recall, the situation in 2013 was drastically different than today. Although we are not here to discuss past military campaigns, what the military has done in the past to prevent the complete destruction of the Syrian state should not be held against them. It is certainly regrettable that due to the nature of the terrorist attacks upon Syria, our military was forced to concentrate and naturally withdraw from the border provinces to better defend our country. The fact of the matter is, this tactical withdrawal was necessary to win the war, and defeat the terrorists that would be continually attacking Northern Syria had Damascus fallen in 2013.

Furthermore, Syria cannot be governed by additional constitutions regardless of how well they are received internationally.

The territories of Northern Syria would reunite with the centralized state and its military forces join under the umbrella that is the Syrian military as its own branch but operates independently. In return, Damascus will alter the national constitution to permit parliament to pass legislation granting autonomous privileges for Northern Syria, which in effect will allow the effective use of your constitution but within a framework that is palatable for Damascus.

We can accept Northern Syria maintaining current ties that do not impact National Security.

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