Syriac Union Party: Failure of talks between Kurdish National Council and National Unity Parties would bring instability and open door for new Turkish interference

ZALIN (QAMISHLI), Syria – After more than a four-month interruption because of coronavirus measures, the Forum for Reform and Change resumed talks last Friday at its headquarters in Zalin.

Friday’s plenary session of negotiations between the Kurdish National Council and the National Unity Parties, was attended by politicians and intellectuals from all components of North and East Syria, including Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party (SUP) in Syria Sanharib Barsoum.

After the floor was opened for discussions, the SUP Co-Chair stressed the importance of supporting these negotiations because they will have positive effects on political solutions at the national Syrian level. Barsoum said that these negotiations can lead to political dialogue and solution among Syrian and Kurdish parties, noting that any reached agreements will lead to deeper understandings and cooperation.

Barsoum added that the factors behind the negotiations’ success lie in the two sides’ willingness to consensus. In the event of lack of consensus, this would bring catastrophic loss for both parties, hence confidence-building initiatives are pivotal. The U.S., as sponsor of the talks, has an important role, but so far has not fulfilled the necessary responsibilities that come with this role; “In the event of failure of Kurdish negotiations, instability will prevail in the region giving way to new Turkish interference. Such a Turkish interference will pose a great threat to all components of the region,” Barsoum said, stressing the need for continued negotiations which are in the interest of Syria and the Kurds as well.