Russia Wants Syrian Kurds in Geneva Talks Despite Turkey’s Resistance

Russia will work with Turkey to seek Kurdish involvement at intra-Syrian negotiations despite Ankara’s ambivalent stance toward the Kurds, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

“We will continue to look for solutions to this issue with our Turkish partners, including through contacts on the Astana platform, but it is not possible to postpone it in the long run,” Lavrov said at a news briefing.

He noted the importance of “finding a solution on how to attract the Kurds to the Geneva talks.”

“It is not very easy to do, you know Turkey’s position,” the Russian foreign minister said.



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