SIDO IBO - AHMED AL-KALET / GIRÊ SPÎ
On September 6, 2018, the Autonomous Administration was established in northern and eastern Syria, implementing the decision of the third Conference of the Syrian Democratic Council which was held in July 16 last year in al-Tabqa to unify the seven Autonomous and Civil Administrations declared in northern and eastern Syria.
During the constitutional meeting of the Autonomous Administration, Berivan Khalid and Abed al-Mohbash were elected as the co-chairs of the Executive Council, and Farid Atti and Siham Qerio as the co-chairs of the General Council, and the audience gave them confidence.
Berivan pointed out that they chose the co-chairs for the bodies, members for the seven Autonomous and Civil Administrations announced in the northern and eastern regions of Syria, as well as specialists in various fields after a series of meetings with the seven departments, and that was considered a qualitative step.
She explained that it is among the powers of the Executive Council to form other offices according to the administrative need, making clear that they are determined to form two additional offices in the coming period whose scope of work was not disclosed.
Determining the mechanism of work of the bodies and offices
After the formation of the bodies, the Executive Council held its first meeting with each body in the seven Autonomous and Civil Administrations in order to work on drafting a unified internal system to define its mechanism of action in line with the specificities of each region, and work to formulate of an internal system according to a certain period of time.
Berivan explained that the rules of procedure for nine bodies had been drafted and that the internal regulations of the remaining offices and bodies were still under preparation.
She added that they determined a motto for the Autonomous Administration in the north and east of Syria, representing the language, culture and sanctities of all the components living in the region; Kurds, Arabs, Armenians, Assyrians, Syriacs, Turkmens and Circassians, and it was ratified by the council on January 15.
A decentralized project opposes division
Berivan said, "The establishment of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria was the result of the gains made by the seven Autonomous and Civil Administrations since the beginning of Rojava Revolution."
She added, "We have principles that we rely on in the Autonomous Administration. We oppose the division of the Syrian lands, contrary to what some parties promote. We are concerned with providing services to the community and conducting a strong coordination among the seven administrations. Our project depends on decentralization."
"We are confident of and depend on our forces"
On the threats made by the Turkish president in the first third of last month about the attack on areas of northern and eastern Syria, Berivan said that Turkey's threats to the areas of northern and eastern Syria are not new.
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis and the adoption of the third line of the concept of the democratic nation, Turkey has been concerned about the democratic project in the region, and has started to launch threats, the last of which was the occupation of Afrin, killing and torturing the civilians and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of indigenous populations to other areas.
About the diplomatic work of the Autonomous Administration, she noted that the work did not begin after the Turkish threats and the decision of the American withdrawal, but it has begun since the beginning of the revolution in northern Syria to introduce the project of the Autonomous Administration in North and East of Syria.
She continued, "We have recently met with the parties concerned with the Syrian crisis abroad in order to get away the Turkish threats from the region, and to find a solution to the Syrian crisis, but we are confident that the solution of the Syrian crisis lies at home through a Syrian-Syrian dialogue. We trust the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and rely on them."
The future plans
Berivan Khalid concluded saying that they will complete work on drafting the internal regulations of the Executive Council's bodies and offices to carry out their work, in addition to studying economic and service projects.