Anwar Muslem: De-centralization is all components' demand, fighting strict thought is of our priorities

Anwar Muslem said that de-centralization is the demand of all components in the north and east of Syria which is a political reality that everybody must accept.


In an exclusive statement to our agency, Hawar news agency, the co-chair of the Euphrates region Anwar Muslem said, "After eliminating IS completely, our priorities will be to combat the ideological extremism in all its forms and spread the culture of accepting the other among the people in all its components."

This comes while IS is counting its last breaths after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have tightened it in the last geographical enclave it controls in al-Baguz town in Deir ez-Zor countryside.

The elimination of the military presence of IS has been a matter of days as SDF are launching the last phases of their campaign in al-Baguz to inflict the military defeat to IS.

With the liberation of al-Baguz, IS would have been losing all the geographical areas it has controlled in Syria and Iraq. The challenge that will remain for the region's administration is fighting the hard-line ideology spread by IS in the region.

Anwar Muslem said, "We will fight the extremist ideology in all its forms and will carry out many institutions starting from the family, schools, places of worship and all institutions concerned with culture and proper awareness."

He added, "We will also work on re-constructing the areas that have subjected to blood and destruction during the battle against IS."

The presence of terrorism on the Syrian territories has been a hindrance to finding solutions to the escalating crisis in the country for more than eight years, but as the announcement of defeating IS militarily approaches, the talks are ongoing about attempts to launch a political solution.

In response to a question about the reasons for the failure of the conferences held to discuss the Syrian crisis starting from Geneva and ending with Sochi, Muslem said, "The lack of seriousness of the international community is the main reason and the marginalization of some parties from the attendance is another reason. There is no solution except for the serious Syrian-Syrian dialogue, proposing practical and real solutions to solve the intractable crisis."


In mid-March, the Syrian crisis enters the ninth year, while the complexities of the crisis seem more complex than before, and the international interests are still tangled on this geography that has been torn over the past eight years.

As for the Syrian constitutional system, Anwar Muslem says that the decentralized system is a necessity and the time of centralization has been over. Everyone has to accept this sound equation in Syria.

He added, "We are part of a united Syria. Decentralization is really a force for the homeland. Justice and privacy are a system that is existed in many developed countries. There should not be singularity in governance nor the marginalization of a group at the expense of others as these are a great problem for the homeland in general."

Anwar Muslem commented on the Turkish policy in Syria and said, "Turkey pursues the policy of destabilizing the countries of the area to achieve control over the resources, and it stems from an Ottoman intellectual base to realize the false leadership, but the people are aware of the Turkish policies and turned against them, in addition to its bad global reputation by supporting the extremists.

Muslem concluded, "All the components must realize the risks we are going through. The Syrian solution will be achieved by the Syrian-Syrian internal dialogue with the presence of all sides at the table of rational, realistic and sound thought and the real interest of the homeland to achieve safety."



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