Damascus Says Syrian Kurdish Autonomy Negotiable After ISIS Defeat

The Syrian government is open to negotiations with Kurds over their demand for autonomy within Syria’s borders, state news agency SANA cited foreign minister as saying on Tuesday.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said it will strike a conciliatory tone as military tensions worsen between the sides in eastern Syria, SANA reported.

Walid al-Moualem said the government could discuss the Kurdish demand once Islamic State is defeated, the report said.

“This topic is open to negotiation and discussion and when we are done eliminating Daesh (Islamic State), we can sit with our Kurdish sons and reach an understanding on a formula for the future,” Moualem said.


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