NEWS DESK- The Syrian opponent Hossam Alloush said that the Sochi conference is a station in the path of the Syrian political solution and must be supported, pointing out that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are obstructing the path of political solution to the Syrian crisis. He pointed to the need for consensus on a “transitional stage” that prepares the country through a new constitution and new legislative and presidential elections, then we can say that we put our foot on the beginning of the path of radical democratic change.”
Hossam Alloush pointed out that the Sochi conference should be held with the participation of all components of the Syrian people, especially the representatives of North Syria and the Syrian Democratic Council, stressing that “the Syrian solution will not be complete if all components of the Syrian people do not participate in determining their fate.”
This came during a special dialogue with the Syrian opposition communist Hossam Alloush to talk about the Sochi conference, which Russia is seeking to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.
The following is the text of the interview:
How do you evaluate the Sochi conference to be held in Russia? Do you think that a solution to the Syrian crisis can be reached to?
Those who believe that Sochi will be the final station to resolve the Syrian crisis are living in a delusion, Sochi is a station in the long path in the process of political solution must be supported because they are among the options for a political solution. The political solution requires us to support all forms of Syrian-Syrian talks in order to bring the views of the Syrian people closer together. all the components of the Syrian people.
There are great obstacles to the political solution, the current military solution is still strongly present led by states and terrorist organizations inside and outside the country, so we must always be aware that the political solution is still long and faraway and needs a great effort. Sochi is an important station for the rapprochement of the Syrians, and this is a first step as the political track is ultimately a Syrian-Syrian track and international guarantees through a conference or talks like Geneva. Anyone who sees otherwise or sees that the solution is coming soon is living in a delusion.
Data indicate that Turkey impedes the participation of representatives of the democratic federalism of North Syria and Democratic Autonomous Administration, can a solution be reached amid absence of representatives of North Syria?
The most important parties that hinder solution in the Syrian arena and in the regional countries are Turkey and Saudi Arabia, with US support to block any political solution project, so they keep putting the sticks in the political solution’s wheels, similar to Erdogan’s conditions by refusing to represent our people in North Syria.
The Sochi conference, held in the absence of our people in North Syria, does not mean that it is outside the framework of a political solution. But this long process which will begin in Sochi and which has already started in Astana and Geneva, will not be complete if all the components of the Syrian people do not participate in their self-determination.
Our people in the north, namely the Kurdish, Syriac, Assyrian component, are an essential component of Syria’s political history and geography. They are an essential part of Syria’s political future, so the final political solution is only with the participation of all components of the Syrian people including Kurds, Syriacs, Assyrians and all other components.
The delegations of the regime and the opposition are trying to control each other but there are no signs of a change in the structure of the regime. In your opinion, can the Syrian crisis be solved if the current regime is replaced by another similar regime?
The military decisiveness current within the regime and within the political and military opposition is still strong and does not care about the country, but is interested in power, as stated in your question, yes, they are fighting for power, how to turn this conflict into a struggle for the future of our country.
I believe that the solution or the military solution must be reduced in favor of a political solution. The political solution is a negotiated solution, no compromise, in which there is no conflict and weapons in its being. It is a compromise solution, meaning that all Syrians must take part in stopping the war and in the quiet and democratic talks in order to shape the future of Syria. No component of the different Syrian components should be excluded. We are all participants and we all have to have a role.
The path of the political solution weakens the military track. As the political process progresses, the military path is reduced. Thus, Syria’s future, not the future of power, jumps to the forefront of events. We are not fighting for power. We are struggling for the future of Syria. We can achieve it once or in one go. We need a transitional stage in which the Syrians come together, renounce violence, talk to one another in democratic and political ways.
What solution do you think is appropriate for the Syrian crisis?
The political option needs multiple Syrian series of talks, including Sochi, Astana and Geneva. Any conference will be held, and in the end all political, national, ethnic components must be involved so that we can ensure a real political transition to a truly radical democratic change in Syria’s future. If we cannot unite on a national democratic program that we cannot influence events, we national democrats must be a strong party through our unity, our program and our reality.
Transitional stage or political solution requires a flexible political language and the rejection of forms of incitement and violence. We must agree to a transitional stage that will prepare the country through a new constitution and new legislative and presidential elections, so we can say that we have put forward the path of radical democratic change.