KOBANI, Syria - (North Press) Head of the Future Syria Party, Ibrahim al-Qaftan, said Turkey needs international restraint to stop its threats against North and East Syria.
On the sidelines of the activities of the first conference of the Future Party of the Euphrates Region Council, which was held in the town of Serrin south of the city of Kobani on Monday, Qaftan said in a special statement to North Press that the Turkish president always talks about the “blue homeland of Turkey” achievable through the seizure of all countries surrounded by seas.
According to Qaftan, "Turkey has no interest in anything other than killing and destroying, and the best evidence for this is Turkey's adoption of terrorist blocs and their distribution throughout the world."
Regarding the impact of the imposition of the Caesar Act on the Syrian government's intransigence in reaching a political solution to the crisis, Qaftan downplayed the implications of these sanctions on the government's position.
He said that the act does not have a significant impact on the Syrian government, as any economic siege towards any country does not exceed 4%, and from America in particular does not exceed 1%.
He added that even if the impact reaches 15%, the most affected group will be the Syrian people, blaming the Syrian government for bringing these matters to Syria.
Qaftan pointed out that the Syrian government should be aware of its positive role in solving the Syrian crisis and consulting and engaging in dialogue with the Syrian Democratic Forces, rather than with terrorist groups.
Qaftan stressed that the Syrian government did not respond to popular and national demands after ten years of the Syrian crisis, which led to the transformation of the situation in Syria from a state of war to a state of starvation through international pressures and the Caesar Act.
He pointed out that "if the regime's intransigence remains unchanged, will lead Syria to enter a tight quandary."
Qaftan saw Kurdish political understanding as the portal and the real guarantor of the solution to the Syrian crisis, provided that the transition to the intra-Syrian dialogue takes place between all Syrian communities, based on the foundations of democracy and pluralism, then a decentralized system through which the problems of the Kurds, Arabs, and all other nationalities are solved on the basis of mutual respect.
Reporting by Fattah Issa, editing by Lucas Chapman