Samira Moubayed, a member of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, stated that a decline in international interest in the Syrian issue has allowed certain countries in the region to escalate their attacks against Syrian territories.
Speaking to North Press, Moubayed said that the Turkish government has recently ramped up its attacks on some areas in order to forcibly displace residents and begin implementing its plans in the region.
Her comments came after a series of attacks conducted by the Turkish military across northeast Syria, part of the region governed by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).
The city of Kobane, a Kurdish-majority city legendary for its resistance against a siege it suffered at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014, is among the places recently hit by Turkish artillery on Friday.
“The decline in international interest in the Syrian issue with respect to priorities of political action in the global arena has allowed some regional countries, Turkey in particular, to be able to increase their influence in Syria.”
She added that the recent Turkish attacks indicate that Turkey has political projects and trade-offs that it wants to implement through continuous military escalation.
Moubayed also stated that the Turkish government, along with the administrations of certain Arab countries, has been seeking to form a new coalition of Syrian opposition groups that would comply with its efforts to normalise relations with the Syrian administration.