Syrian-Turkish “normalizations” to worsen situation in Syria – SDF

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Attempts to initiate a Syrian-Turkish “normalizations” are a new beginning to worsen the humanitarian and political situation in Syria, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday.

This came during the periodic meeting of the SDF Military Councils that was held in light of current political and military developments in Syria. The meeting was attended by Mazloum Abdi, Commander in Chief of the SDF.

Late in December 2022, a trilateral meeting took place between defense ministers of Turkey, Syria and Russia in Moscow, marking the first meeting between Syria and Turkey since start of the Syrian war in 2011.

Syria and Turkey have been foes for the last 11 years, after Ankara started backing the Syrian opposition and its armed factions that have attempted to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The participants of the meeting warned that the potential Syrian-Turkish normalizations will lead to adverse consequences for all regions in Syria and impede the future resolution of the Syrian crisis.

In the meeting, the attendees evaluated the consequences of the ongoing Turkish attacks, which have been extending to northern, eastern, and northwestern Syria.

The meeting discussed the efforts of parties affiliated with the Syrian government to create discord, destabilize the region, and undermine security in northern and eastern Syria.

Additionally, the meeting assessed the level of threats posed by the Islamic State (ISIS), taking into account their adoption of new terrorist tactics.

Reporting by Emma Jamal