My name is Bashar al-Asad. I am the President of Syria. As the son of Hafez al-Asad who ruled the country for 30 years, I was the only candidate in the presidential elections in 2000 after his death. There has never been a true democracy in Syria and I did not do anything for a democratic transition until the uprising in March 2011. I am furious to countries that are meddling in our internal affairs, which means ongoing civil war that caused the death of 100.000 people and the displacement of 2 millions Syrians as refugees.
My name is Barrack Obama. I am the President of the United States. I was awarded to a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. One of the biggest achievements of my administration was the killing of Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda. I am now cooperating with Saudi Arabia who funds and arms extremists and jihadists in Syria. I am also trying to convince public opinion for the necessity of a military intervention to Syria. The conventional weapons killed 100.000 people up till now but my main argument is the chemical weapons in Syria and how they threat international security.
My name is Vladimir Putin. I am the President of Russia. My country is the biggest arms supplier of Syria. We intervened to Georgia and Chechnya without U.N. Security Council’s approval but I am against a military intervention to Syria without an agreement in the U.N.
My name is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. I am the Prime Minister of Turkey. I do not mind authorizing police to use excessive force towards people who protest my policies in Turkey; however I would not like to see some countries’ leaders to use force towards its armed opponents, therefore I provided financial and military support to the opponents of Assad who also attacked civilians and escalated the violence.
My name is Hassan Rouhani. I am the new President of Iran. I promised to normalize the relations with the United States even before I was selected. My country was the victim of chemical weapons during the war with Iraq. Yet, I do not want to lose my strategic ally and my interference is causing the prolongation of the civil war.
By Derya Kaya