Within the Syrian opposition, the federalization of Syria is being critically discussed. How can federalism be implemented, how can regions and municipalities be determined and to which criteria should these be subject to? Such complex questions generate very different opinions.
The Syrian-German politician Jamal Karsli is an advocate of a federal Syria and sees parallels between the German state system and a potential federal Syria. He himself has a lot of experience in politics. From 1995 to 2005 he was a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian parliament and in 2003 he founded his own party.