What better chance for all concerned parties to work hand in hand toward Syria’s resurrection?
We hope that the international community will end its silence on the Turkish occupation of Afrin.
The people of our region do not work together because of fear, threats, or any other external factor, but rather because of a shared dream of peace, stability and coexistence.
The Turkey that Erdoğan has built is incompatible with the values of the West and has proven itself unwilling to accommodate the core tenets of NATO.
Women are often the peacemakers — not the makers — of war. So the women of Northeast Syria have been tireless participants, working toward democracy. They see their participation in the struggle for democracy as a key to their liberation.
Despite the many accolades that would position the SDC as a serious partner at the table for any negotiations on the future of Syria, they have been excluded from all discussions — including the constitutional committee to be hosted in Geneva.
The economic lives of Syrians will take years to recover. In the meantime, the suffering continues.
“Simply freeing the militants …is inhumane, and legally and morally irresponsible.”
Our international attention has turned away from ISIS as a threat. But this is premature.
We need a counter ideology and a counter moral vision.