Kurds Hope to Join Intra-Syrian Talks February 25

© AFP 2022 / LOUISA GOULIAMAKIA man holds the flag of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as Kurds living in Greece protest in central Athens on October 8, 2014
A man holds the flag of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as Kurds living in Greece protest in central Athens on October 8, 2014 - Sputnik International
Senam Mohamed, the co-chair of the People's Council of Western Kurdistan said that she hopes Kurls will be represented in the intra-Syrian talks, otherwise the negotiations will fail.

(R-L) A senior member of the opposition National Coordination Committee Majid Habbo, former Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil, a leader of the Popular Front of Change and Liberation, and Samir Aita, the Arabic editor of Le Monde Diplomatique and the founder of the Syrian Democratic Forum, attend a press conference after talks between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition in Moscow, on January 30, 2015 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The co-chair of the People's Council of Western Kurdistan said Wednesday she hopes Kurds will be able to take part in intra-Syrian talks on February 25.

"Not all the Syrian people are represented in the intra-Syrian talks now. But if not all the Syrian people are represented, the talks will fail, and this is what is happening," Senam Mohamed told reporters at the opening of the autonomous region's mission in Moscow.

"We hope that on February 25, Kurds will participate in the talks, otherwise they will fail," she added.

Senam Mohamed also stated that Syrian Kurds are grateful for Russia's decision to open a diplomatic mission in Moscow that will represent Syria's Western Kurdistan region.

The opening ceremony took place in the Russian capital earlier on Wednesday. The region is not an internationally-recognized separate entity. It comprises three Syrian cantons close to the Turkish border.

"This opening of the mission is dedicated to all those Kurds who died for the freedom of Kurdistan, and I am grateful to the Russian authorities for such an opportunity," Senam Mohamed said.

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Senam Mohamed expressed hope that the opening of a diplomatic mission of Syria's Rojava Autonomous Region in Moscow will help build economic, cultural and other ties between Moscow and the region.

"We hope that this mission will become the voice of our region. The mission will contribute to the establishment of cultural, economic and other kinds of relations between Russia and our region," Mohamed said.

The People's Council is one of several overarching bodies governing the Kurdish autonomy, which seeks independence from the government in Damascus.

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) is part of the Kurdish authority and is outlawed in neighboring Turkey for its links to the local pro-independence PKK movement.

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