The 13th round of the Astana series, which took place during the first and second of August, was held in the Kazakh capital, Nur Sultan (formerly Astana), and concluded without any noticeable progress. Most of the files were postponed to the next round.
In the final communiqué of Astana 13, the project of Autonomous Administration in North and East of Syria was considered to carry separatist agendas that targets of the national security of Syria's neighboring countries.
In response, the Syrian Democratic Council issued on Monday a public statement saying that countries that threaten the security of the region on a daily basis, and they do not have right to launch a terrorism charge against the formed forces backed by a large popular support estimated at millions.
The text of the statement is:
"The 13th round of the Astana negotiations concluded between the parties guaranteeing the renewal of the agreement on the cease-fire in Idlib and the need for the guarantors to abide by this resolution. In return, it was agreed to ignite the war on the regions of north and east of Syria, where the project of Autonomous Administration in North and East of Syria was considered to carry separatist agendas that targets of the national security of Syria's neighboring countries.
We at the SDC welcome the decision to end the war and spare civilians the scourge of war, we believe that such international initiatives have failed to take full account of the Syrian situation and do not take into account the interests of Syria as a single geographical area.
It is trying to move the conflict from one region to another, especially since the north-eastern region of Syria has become the safest safe haven for Syrians and the most stable areas despite the great wars waged by its people against terrorism and the achievement of military victories on ISIS, as well as the Turkish regime, which is trying to woo Astana tours for its benefit continue to play the misinformation and insist on committing massacres and practice ethnic cleansing against the peoples of the region. A country that threatens the security of the region on a daily basis does not have the right to launch the charge of terrorism against the forces formed and supported by a large popular support estimated at millions.
The Syrian Democratic Council regrets that some international parties have ignored such facts. The Turkish regime has never expressed concern about the presence of the terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS on its borders while mobilizing all its strength to fight our project and its democratic vision for the future of Syria. where our goal is to reach a unified democratic pluralistic Syria, and SDF is a defense force for the Syrian presence in its cultural and national diversity, and all that Turkey is doing is trying to deceive public opinion, and attempts to lure various actors to involve them in the crimes committed by Turkey against humanity.