Delegation from North and East Syria meets German Parliamentarians to address Turkish attacks and regional challenges

BERLIN — In an effort to strengthen relations and address pressing regional issues, a delegation from the Democratic Autonomous Administration of the Region of North and East Syria (DAARNES), including members of the Syriac Union Party (SUP) and the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), met with German parliamentarians and political parties. The discussions focused on the current situation in the region and the repercussions of the continued Turkish attacks.

The delegation included SUP official in Europe Joseph Lahdo, Co-Chair of the DAARNES Foreign Relations Commission Elham Ahmed, Co-Chair of the SDC Mahmoud al-Musalat, DAARNES Representative in Europe Abdul Karim Omar, and DAARNES Representative in Germany Khaled Darwish. They were received by German Parliament members Niels Schmid and Frank Schape, along with Gokay Akbulut from the opposition German Left Party. The meeting took place in the Bundestag in Berlin.

The delegation discussed the prolonged Syrian crisis, now over 13 years without a political resolution, and its impact on the region. They also highlighted the situation in North and East Syria, particularly the effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the conflict between Israel and Hamas on the region.

Key points included the latest regional developments, the political, economic, and security challenges faced by DAARNES, and the resurgence of the Islamic State (ISIS) due to the security vacuum created by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and security forces’ focus on countering Turkish attacks. The delegation also emphasized the critical issues of ISIS detainees, the necessity of their trials, and the dire conditions in Al-Hawl and Roj camps, calling for international responsibility in addressing these concerns.