Qualitative leap in cultural and intellectual field for northeastern revolution of Syria

  Rojava revolution and northeastern Syria achieved a qualitative leap on the cultural and intellectual level. Spread of press printing, publishing houses and cultural centers is a manifestation of this cultural renaissance.

Since establishing the Syrian state, the eastern regions have been completely marginalized. Despite the existence of many cultures,  but they have not received any patronage from the regime over the past decades, and deliberately marginalized.

With the beginning of Rojava revolution in northeastern Syria, a distinct intellectual and cultural renaissance emerged in a short period of time. That included the opening of universities, academies, research centers, strategic studies, cultural centers, public libraries, publishing houses and printing presses

Several research centers have also been established, such as  Rojova Center for Strategic Studies, the Euphrates Center for Studies, Jinologoy center. 10 private and public printing presses are in the region, including the martyr ,Hergol Press in Direk, Semav and Herdem printing press in Qamishlo, Rumilan Press, and many private presses.

In addition to organizing many important cultural events such as the annual book exhibition, public reading places were opened and the reading garden was opened in Qamishlo by the Federation of Intellectuals.

 One of the most prominent aspects of the renaissance is the idea and culture, which is the increase in the number of the printing presses and publishing houses.

 In an interview with our agency, the writer, Malvan Rasul said "the regime deliberately marginalized the region in order to push the cultural elites to go to the capital and the interior areas. It also prevented the educated group of publishing their cultural and intellectual products.

Rasul noted that during the Baathist regime, the educated group was forced to work clandestinely, hold cultural evenings and print books in secret at their own expense.

Rasul praised the cultural renaissance in Rojava and northern Syria. He said in this regard: "The culture authority has borne a lot of burdens, being in the process of being established, and publishing houses and printing presses under the Autonomous Administration have made a qualitative and pioneering leap, and made a remarkable effort to contribute to the dissemination of awareness and culture, but many readers  still can't get books because of their high prices."

On the role of printing presses in northeastern Syria, the administrator at the martyr, Hergol Press in Direk, Ala Tajeddine said: "The martyr, Hergol Printing Press is one of the achievements of the Rojava revolution to promote intellectual and cultural reality through the printing of cultural, social and political books, poetry books, and curricula, newspapers and magazines."

"Printing presses have facilitated the affairs of publishing houses by printing books at nominal prices to encourage the educated group to publish their books," Tajeddine said.


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