Co-Chair of Syriac Union Party Barsom: Restoring Syrian-Turkish relations is not easy

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — During an episode of Suroyo TV program “Issues Without Borders” about the most prominent political developments in Syria, Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party (SUP) Sanharib Barsom stated that relations between the Turkish and Syrian governments remains tense and there are many political differences between the two sides.

“It is not easy to restore relations between the two countries as before,” he said. “However, coordination meetings took place between them in several security dossiers.”

Barsom discussed Turkey’s interest in returning refugees to areas under the control of the Syrian regime.

“The SUP believes that the Turkish regime is the biggest winner and that is why the Syrian regime until now does not accept any development in relations with Turkey,” he proclaimed, indicating that it is not in Turkey’s interest for peace to prevail in Syria, but rather Turkey is benefiting from the current war, political differences, and absence of a political solution.

“During 2023, we may witness positive steps for a solution in Syria through an advanced dialogue between the opposition as a whole and the Syrian regime,” Barsom concluded.