Syrian government discuss potential Turkish military operation with Kurdish groups

Writing Kaled Abdul-hamid | Editing Hasan Borhan | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: January 9, 2019, 6:43:14 PM wire MILITARYPOLITICS People's Protection Units

 

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On Wednesday, the Syrian government confirmed that they are in talks with Kurdish groups to conclude a political agreement to prevent the Turkish military operation in Northern and Northeastern Syria.

Reuters quoted Faisal al-Miqdad, the deputy Foreign Minister of the Syrian government, as saying that he is optimistic about dialogue with the Kurdish groups. Al-Miqdad added that previous dialogues with the Kurds were not encouraging.

Al-Miqdad also said that the Syrian government encourages these political groups to be sincere in the dialogue that is now taking place.

The spokesman for the Democratic Society Movement announced that negotiations on the deployment of Syrian government forces on the Turkish border obstruct the Ankara argument to launch its possible attack on the region.

On Dec. 23, 2018, the United States and Turkish presidents discussed the US' decision to withdraw from Syria and fight the Islamic State, in conjunction with Turkey's announcement of a military operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units east of the Euphrates River.

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