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Under pressure from Turkey, UN excludes PYD from Syria talks

Turkey has won the battle over the Syrian Kurdish nationalist Democratic Union Party by blackmailing the United States into leaving the group out of the Geneva III talks.

In Brussels, Al-Monitor followed the behind-the-scenes developments regarding the UN-sponsored Geneva III talks on Syria.

Complications arose with the Syrian Kurdish representation as a third party to negotiate with the Damascus regime on ending the war, creating a peaceful political transition, implementing a cease-fire and finding ways to provide humanitarian aid.

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