The US Defense Minister James Mattis said Washington will not withdraw its forces from the city of Manbij in the North of Syria. He said that concerning Turkey's pressure on Manbij issue the situation hasn't changed yet. According to the politician Washington understands Ankara's alarm at this, but the United States are aimed at pressing … Continue reading Mattis: US Won’t Follow Turkey’s Demands On Syria’s Manbij
Kurdish envoy in Washington Nohabar Mustafa said the US authorities are open to the initiative of Kurds to address Syrian president Bashar Assad demanding him to deploy the regular army in Afrin canton. According to the AP, the Syrian authorities haven't answered the Kurds' request yet. Their forces are now facing the Turkish army conducting … Continue reading Kurds Can Ask Damascus Deploy Army In Afrin
The Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Russia’s Sochi is to commence in a few hours. According to the reports, Staffan de Mistura is to participate in the meeting. At the same time, the Kurdish representatives are expected to arrive to the congress, but the controversial reports say they might boycott the meeting. Damascus representatives say … Continue reading UN’s de Mistura To Participate In Sochi Conference, Kurds’ Arrival Expected
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced the US President Donald Trump during the telephone conversation with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan assured him that Washington stopped sending weapons to Kurds in Syria. At the same time about a day ago some sources reported the death of at least two US soldiers in Syria's Afrin canton … Continue reading Trump Assure Erdogan US Stop Supplying Kurds With Weapons
Ankara has repeatedly called on Washington to stop arms supplies to the Syrian Kurds, who have been fighting ISIS in the war-torn country. "We've been saying from the very beginning that the US is making a mistake by cooperating with the YPG affiliated with the PKK in the fight against Daesh. Our friend and ally … Continue reading Ankara on US Vow to Stop Arming Syrian Kurds: Restore Ties With “True Allies”
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 … Continue reading Damascus Says Syrian Kurdish Autonomy Negotiable After ISIS Defeat
Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has rejected a controversial independence referendum by Iraq’s Kurds being held on Monday as “unacceptable,” saying Damascus only recognized a unified Iraq. Iraqi Kurds are voting Monday in a referendum on independence that has been opposed by virtually every country in the region, as well their international allies including Washington.