Nazira Goreya: Self-management is the path forward for all of Syria

ZALIN, Syria — The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) held the second round of its dialogue in the northeastern city of Zalin (Qamishli) on Tuesday, during which the Co-Chair of the Executive Council of Gozarto (Jazira) Region, Nazira Goreya, delivered a speech in which she said advocated for the bottom up approach of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) and called on people with expertise to take a larger role in the system.

“Self-management means the administration of the people themselves, and the establishment of self-management in North and East Syria has paved the way to a solution for all of Syrian,” said Goreya. “Its establishment came in difficult circumstances in all respects, especially in terms of the lack of experience and expertise among the cadres. We hold these seminars to hear criticisms, opinions, and suggestions for their development.”

Regarding the SDC’s vision for Syria for the future, Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party (SUP) Sanharib Barsoum stated that, “Syria is for all Syrians, and there are many components, and from this principle, anyone who does not trust the participatory form will not be part of Syria and will not serve the interest of the Syrian people.”

Îlham Ahmed, Co-Chair of the Executive Council of the SDC, explained that instead of seeking to resolving the Syrian crisis, the Syrian government is destabilizing the security and stability of the region and attempting to sow strife between Kurds and Arabs. Attempts by the various peoples of North and East Syria at reconciliation are constantly torpedoed by Damascus and the SDC meetings with the Syrian government have not worked.

Of the Kurdish–Kurdish dialogue, Ahmed stated that, “All allegations that the region will become a separate region similar to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq are not true.”

The SDC has organized a series of public dialogues across North and East Syria to discuss the administrative system, hear people’s complaints, and discuss ways towards improvement.