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Kurdish parties split over Russian invitation for dialogue with Syrian government

Kurdish politicians in Syria split over Russia’s invitation to hold a dialogue with the Syrian government, with some accepting the invitation based on conditions, while others were skeptical about such a move.
Syrian Kurds demonstrate against the Turkish offensive on Kurdistan Workers Party areas in northern Iraq, in the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria, June 10, 2021.
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Kurdish politicians in Syria are divided over Russia’s invitation to hold a dialogue with the Syrian government. While some accepted the invitation based on conditions, others were skeptical and questioned the feasibility of such a move.

During a July 2 press conference with his Bahraini counterpart, Abdul Latif bin Rashid al-Zayani, in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called on the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria to start a dialogue with the Syrian government as an independent political power.

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