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US: Syrian Kurds a force on the ground and must be in peace talks

US: Syrian Kurds a force on the ground and must be in peace talks - Rûdaw

Syrian opposition group HNC says supports efforts for Astana peace talks

Reuters - 2017-01-14 16:57
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee said on Saturday it supported efforts towards planned peace talks in Kazakhstan, and viewed the meeting as a preliminary step for resuming the next round of political negotiations in G ...

Canadian volunteer killed fighting Islamic State alongside Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Canadian volunteer with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Nazzareno Antonio Tassone, was killed in operation to retake the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) group, the YPG said in a statement on Tuesday. “ ...

Syrian Kurds say not invited to peace talks in Kazakhstan: PYD

E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BEIRUT,— Syrian Kurds have not been invited to the talks on the political future of Syria due to take place this month in Kazakhstan, their representative in France said Tuesday. “We are not invited to Astana. There appears to be a veto on our presence,” ...

Syrian Kurds say not invited to Astana talks

Dailymail - 2017-01-10 19:52
Syrian Kurds have not been invited to the talks on the political future of Syria due to take place this month in Kazakhstan, their representative in France s... ...

US to pay price for supporting Syrian Kurds: Turkey

Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 19:12
Fighters of the Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ), a part of the People's Protection Units (YPG) are seen in training at a military camp in Malikiya, Hassaka province in Syrian Kurdistan, Dec. 9, 2013. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Turkey says Syrian Kurdish YPG should not be involved in peace talks

E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
ANKARA,— Turkey would welcome the United States at Syrian peace talks planned in Astana, Kazakhstan, but the Kurdish YPG militia of Syrian Kurdistan should not be involved, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. “From the start, we have ...

Syrian Kurds, Allies Set to Approve New Government Blueprint

The Kurdish Project - 2016-12-29 11:52
The following article was originally published by Reuters on December 28th, 2016. Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies are expected to approve a blueprint for a system of federal government in northern Syria this week, Kurdish officials said, reaffirmin ...

Syrian Kurds protest in solidarity with Aleppo

Aranews - 2016-12-17 01:50
ARA News Qamishli – A group of Syrian Kurdish activists on Friday organized a sit-in in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, to show solidarity with the people of Aleppo in Syria. The protesters condemned the Syrian regime’s attack on civilians in Aleppo. “ ...

US-coalition denies supplying ammunition to Syrian Kurds by helicopter

Aranews - 2016-12-16 01:39
ARA News Erbil – Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the anti-ISIS Coalition Forces, denied media reports that US helicopters provided ammunition to the Syrian Kurds. It was widely reported in the region that several US helicopters landed in ...

Is Turkey’s fight against Syrian Kurds enabling Assad? / Semih Idiz

KurdPress - 2016-12-14 13:45
Turkey’s policy aimed at preventing Syrian Kurds from gaining a swath of territory along the Turkish-Syrian border has totally trumped its desire to see the end of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Developments show that Turkey at this point is even enab ...