Earlier this week, Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) adviser Yahya Aridi told Sputnik that the group was considering the possibilities of joining forces with other opposition delegations at the intra-Syria talks. Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) member Naser Hariri refuted these claims.
"When you need to build peace, you need to have a more realistic vision, being closer to the ‘middle’ and closer to people in Syria. We need to make this step in the right direction and make a new negotiation group, having a more realistic vision. It is important to remember that Kurds must be part of this negotiating team too. They must also be at the negotiation table," Krydee said.
Moscow-Cairo opposition delegation includes three separate subgroups — the so-called Moscow, Cairo and Astana platforms — representing slightly different views on the Syrian settlement.
The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party claims that its participation in the intra-Syrian talks was blocked by Ankara because of its assumed links to the pro-independence Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant movement, which is active in southeastern Turkey.
The latest round of intra-Syrian talks took place in Geneva on April 13-27. The HNC walked out of the negotiations, citing the continuous fighting in Syria and the lack of progress on humanitarian issues.