Representative of Administration of North and East Syria meets with Members of European Parliament

STRASBOURG — Co-Chair of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria Abdul Karim Omar met with a number of Members of European Parliament to discuss the challenges faced by the region and the Turkish aggression against the DAA.

During the meetings, they discussed the Turkish threats to launch a new operation against the DAA regions in North and East Syria and the challenges facing the DAA, especially the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), as well as the difficult humanitarian and economic situation due to the de facto embargo imposed on DAA areas by Turkey and the Syrian regime.

In a press conference, in the presence of two members of the European Parliament, Omar explained the intentions of the Turkish government to change the demographics in DAA regions through forced displacement and the settling of nearly 1.5 million Syrians displaced from other parts of the country in Turkish-controlled areas.

Omar pointed out the importance of not neglecting or marginalizing the regions of North and East Syria amid the repercussions on the Syrian arena, indicating the potential danger of ISIS cells in the region.