Al-Hasakah, Syria, Jan. 19, 2019. The Kurdish Autonomous Administration presents a road map to Russia before the start of open negotiations with the Syrian government with the presence of the UN special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen. Kanaan Barakat, the joint chairman of the internal authority in the Autonomous Administration in al-Hasakah, told SMART that the road map should ensure the unity of the Syrian territory, a democratic republican government, and the Autonomous Administration as part of the government with representatives in the parliament in Damascus. The Autonomous Administration also wishes to raise its flag along with the flags of the Syrian government. On Jan. 14, 2019, the Syria Future Party affiliated with the Autonomous Administration said there was acceptable progress in the dialogue with the Syrian government regarding the protection of Northeastern Syria from the Turkish threats of a military operation.