SUP Co-Chair Barsoum positive on rapprochement between Kurdish parties in Syria, Turkey reusing Ottoman methods

ZALIN ܙܐܠܝܢ (QAMISHLI), Syria – The Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party in Syria Sanharib Barsoum strongly condemns the Turkish methods and conduct in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

In a personal opinionated Twitter comment, Mr. Barsoum uttered in no uncertain words his horror of Turkey’s ongoing actions in the Region and said Turkey is reusing Ottoman methods to intimidate the Syriac and Christian peoples.

“From Afrin to Ras al-Ayn: killing, displacement, appropriation of property, policies of Turkification, demographic change and terrorizing of the peoples of the region … all methods the Ottoman Sultanate and the leaders of the Committee of Union and Progress applied more than 100 years ago against the Christian peoples in the areas under Ottoman occupation.”

Also, the Co-Chaired leadership of the Syriac Union Party issued a statement on a signed statement circulation on the internet which supposedly was signed by a SUP-official. The circulated statement related to the recent rapprochement talks between Kurdish parties.

“A copy of a signed statement by Syrian figures and organizations regarding the talks between Kurdish parties has been circulated on the internet.

And one of the signatory names has our Syriac Union Party attached to him. We want to clearly express that this name is not part of our party and the leadership of the Syriac Union Party has had no involvement in this statement and its content.

Furthermore, we do not agree with the content of that statement. We stand positive on the dialogue between the Kurdish parties.

The statement only seeks to sow discord between the components of our Region and create a situation of instability between the components. We consider it part of the continuous vile war-tactics against the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and an attack on all the positive steps taken towards a political solution in Syria.”