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Kurds meet with Syrian government to discuss self-rule

FOX News - 2018-08-14 18:20
Representatives from Syria's Kurdish-run northeastern region met with the government in Damascus last week to discuss self-administration in a postwar Syria, a leading Kurdish official said Tuesday. ...

Salih Muslim on Talks with Damascus: an Attempt to Preserve Autonomy

BAS News - 2018-08-10 16:13
ERBIL — A Syrian Kurdish political leader has made it clear that the recent talks with Bashar al-Assad’s regime is an attempt to preserve what they have already built throughout the past few years. “We are trying to preserve everything we built in terms ...

How Turkey’s Ties to the West May Survive the Syrian War

International Crisis Group - 2018-08-08 18:46
Crisis Group's Middle East & North Africa Program Director Joost Hiltermann participated in the 2018 Körber Policy Game, designed to explore possible outcomes in the event of a crisis between Turkey and the West in Syria. While the exercise underscored m ...

Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan: from the margins to de facto autonomy

E-Kurd - 2018-07-29 16:53
BEIRUT,— Syria’s Kurds have benefited from the chaos in the war-wracked country to carve out de facto autonomy in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish territory they control in the north and northeast. A US-backed alliance led by the Kurds was Friday h ...

U.S. State Department in talks with Turkey to sell Patriot system

Waar Media - 2018-07-16 22:47
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. State Department on Monday said it was working with NATO ally Turkey on the possible sale of a Raytheon Co Patriot missile defence system to avert its purchase of a Russian-made S-400 system. Tina Kaidanow, Acting U.S. Assistant Secr ...