The new military operation Turkey says it will launch soon would deepen the crisis in Syria and undermine security in the region, said Ebdulkerim Omer, Foreign Relations Co-chair for the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). “Turkish president Erdoğan’s war means destroying the stability of the region and supporting ISIS gangs to reorganise themselves.”
Turkey’s plans to resettle to northern Syria one million Syrians who currently live in Turkey is a racist and colonial project, and it violates international law, Omer said.
The project aims to change the ethnic makeup of the region, he said. “Occupiers plan to cause long-term conflicts between the peoples of Syria.”
“We have also sent reports to the United Nations, legal organisations, and EU institutions regarding Turkey’s violations and the construction of colonial houses in Syria, especially in Afrin,” he added.
A resurgence in the war could allow military rule to take over in Syria again, and help re-establish the oppressive regime, Omer said.
Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other Arab states could play a role in the solution of the Syrian crisis, according to Omer. “Instead of the role played by Iran and Turkey, two countries that have no ties with the interests of the Syrian people, we are working to develop relations with them,” he said.
The AANES is in favour of a new decentralised democratic system that could solve the Syrian crisis between the Syrian people and the Syrian congress, Omer said.