Events hosted or co-hosted by the US Mission of the Syrian Democratic Council
NOVEMBER 19, 2021
“Turkish Aggression in Syria”
Virtual Panel Discussion on Turkish Attacks against the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria
Blaise Miztal, Vice President for Policy, JINSA
Amberin Zaman, Senior Correspondent, Al-Monitor
Sinam Sherkany Mohamad, Opening Remarks, Co-Chair, US Mission of the Syrian Democratic Council
Tara Copp, Moderator, Senior Correspondent, Defense One
Walk through North and East Syria and you will hear Turkish bombs dropping each day on Syrian soil, causing death, destruction and displacement. Turkey is also launching weaponized drones deep into Syria, targeting civilians living in the autonomous region administered by the AANES and infrastructure that is the region’s lifeline. Syrian towns are also occupied by Turkish military forces and radical Turkish-backed militias.
A ceasefire signed between the United States and Turkey, following the Turkish invasion of Syria in October 2019, is being violated every day by Turkey. Turkey’s aggression has been documented, filmed, and photographed by the media. These attacks destabilize the region at a time when the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are seeking deescalation to enable peace, rebuilding, and recovery.
A new report published by JINSA outlines the accelerating Turkish threat to North and East Syria, maps the transfer of Turkish military vehicles into the border areas and lays out the shockingly long timeline of Turkish drone strikes against the Northeast region.
Now the Turkish military is massing at the Syrian border, seemingly preparing to wage more violence against the people of North and East Syria – people who pose no threat to Turkey
Speakers on the panel discussion will discuss the current situation on the ground, Turkey’s military buildup at the Syrian border, recent threats and hostile remarks by Turkish officials and Turkey’s history of ceasefire violations. A Q&A session will follow remarks by the speakers.
Event via Zoom: REGISTER HERE FOR THE EVENT
APRIL 6, 2021
“SYRIAN MILESTONES: The View from Afrin and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria” Panel Discussion
Zeinab Ahmed, resident of Afrin, Syria, survivor of two years in detention under the Turkish occupation
David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Human Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Meghan Bodette, Missing Afrin Women Project
Sinam Sherkany Mohamad, US Representative of the Syrian Democratic Council (opening remarks)
Alan Makovsky, Center for American Progress (moderator)
FEBRUARY 9, 2021
“Daughters of Kobani” Book Talk with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
A discussion with author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon occurred on February 9, 2021, hosted by the US Mission of the Syrian Democratic Council. Lemmon discussed her new book, “The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice.”
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, best-selling author, author of “The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice”
Commander Nesirin Abdullah of the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), Kurdish woman who fought to liberate Kobani
Ms. Sinam Sherkany Mohamad, US Representative of the Syrian Democratic Council.
Moderator: Elise Labott, journalist, professor of global affairs, founder of Twopoint.0 Media.