Syrian president’s political adviser said that Damascus is categorically against the establishment of Kurdish autonomy in Syria as there are no reasons for that in the country.

“Of course we cannot accept it,” Shaaban said in an interview with al-Mayadeen television responding to the question of whether Damascus could accept a “copy” of Iraqi Kurdistan on its territory.

“There are no grounds for this [Kurdish autonomy] … We will never be able to speak about it from such an angle, since Syria consists of many ethnic and religious layers, and we do not say that someone is a Kurd, or someone follows such and such religion, we simply don’t say that. The majority of the Kurds are a precious part of our society for us, but some Kurdish organizations have made a political decision that is contrary to the interests of the country,” Shaaban stressed.

“The ceasefire agreement announced by the US and Turkey is unclear,” Shaaban also said in an interview with al-Mayadeen television.

“As for the term a ‘security zone,’ it is incorrect: what Turkey really implies is a zone of occupation,” she added.

Earlier, Senior Kurdish official Aldar Khalil welcomed on Thursday the agreement between the United States and Turkey on a ceasefire in Syria.

Previously, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held negotiations with US Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara that lasted more than 4 hours. The parties agreed to suspend the Turkish operation in Syria for 120 hours to facilitate the withdrawal of the Syrian Kurds’ militia to a distance of about 30 kilometres (some 20 miles) from the border with Turkey.

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Source: Sputnik

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Stern Daler

US Vice Pence sold a 30 km wide corridor of Syrian territory to the Sultanate of Turkey.

Like the French sold Hatai in 1939. Like the UK sold other parts in 1922.

Did they ever ask the people that lived there?

p.s. Self determination was promised by US President Wilson in his 14 Points. But it was only a war ruse. You can only have it when they agree.

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I read a lot of -most american- comments who wrote really negative about this selling of sirian terrirtory by foreign publicity-agents..who can believe this!? The European Union doesn’t…most american MP’s neither.. you know..it makes me remember a italian movie where the comic Toto sells the famous “Fontana di Trevi” to a silly american tourist…but I think many Syrians aren’t stupid..and as a matter of fact the war is going on not so qiuetly..you better read about the massacre in Mishrafa-Serekaniye… removed bodies of at least 16 civilians from the rubbles of houses bombed by Turkish jets on October 9 2019.… Read more »

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Erdogan and Trump do not care. Trump boasts, he secured the oil.