Three female parliamentarians, Helen Afrim Sommer, Kokai Akbolut and Gansu Ozdammer, released a statement, of which Hawar news agency obtained a copy, it reads as follows:
"As German politicians with Kurdish origins, we have held intensive discussions with representatives from northern and eastern Syria on the participation and demands of the German government in the safe area.
In 20 January last year, with Russia's agreement to open airspace to the Turkish army's armed forces for repeated violent attacks by the Turkish army and its militias, hundreds of unarmed civilians were killed, and other hundreds were displaced and the city got occupied.
The Kurdish people, together with the people of Syria, have played a decisive role in the victory over the Islamic state organization. They have managed to establish a democratic, peaceful and liberal regime. The Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria is a democratic alternative to the dictatorship of the Assad regime and the terrorist militias. On the other hand, we face constant allegations that are trying to promote that the Kurds are fighting by proxy because we reject these allegations. The peoples of northern and eastern Syria do not fight for the interests of other countries and are committed to a democratic and liberal coexistence of different components of religions and sects and within democratic and liberal bases of the various components living in Syria. We must respect and accept these aspirations and support them.
Therefore, in view of the erroneous and incorrect impression by the public that the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria represents a threat to the unity of the country, we would like to refer to the preamble of the Social Contract for of the Autonomous Administration, which states that "the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria is based on the concept of self-rule in its geographical and political content within a decentralized administration in democratic Syria."
Based on what we mentioned above and after intensive discussions with representatives of the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria, we call for the protection and support of Autonomous Administration's areas, as well as these points:
- The future government of Damascus must recognize the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria as an autonomous region within a decentralized, democratic, united Syria.
- The Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria needs to ensure protection by the United Nations to protect it against attacks by any party.
The German federal government must work effectively with the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria and immediately stop exporting German arms to Turkey and immediately engage in dialogue with Autonomous Administration not only talking about administration only, but dialoguing with them."