Syrian ethnic groups forming new opposition party

Representatives of Syria's different ethnic and religious groups begin 3-day talks to determine a new party name and leader.

Syrian ethnic groups forming new opposition party

World Bulletin / News Desk

Syrian opposition groups from different ethnicities and religions announced on Wednesday they are establishing a new party, the name and leader of which have yet to be determined.

"We are forming a new party to gather different ethnic and religious groups under one umbrella, and to lay the foundations for a strong Syria after the current order's fall," Syria's former ambassador to Baghdad told Anadolu Agency at a three-day meeting organized by the Arabs Association for Solidarity and Assistance (ARAP-DER) in Turkey's south-eastern border province of Gaziantep.

Expressing the groups' aims to be politically active in Syria and prepare for what he called the "post-independence war" period, Nawaf Fares said their most imporrtant objective is the formation of a political entity to preserve and protect their country with a "solid infrastructure."

"We are dreaming of a country based on the principles of law where every citizen can express themselves freely and enjoy their rights," he added.

More than 100,000 people have died in Syria’s three-year civil war, and there are 2.5 million refugees in neighboring countries.

Last Mod: 13 Şubat 2014, 11:09
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