The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have expressed their condemnation of being excluded from the Syria peace talks that are to take place today in Astana, Kazakhstans capital.

“Despite all the victories we’ve achieved against ISIS terrorism in northern Syria, we have been excluded from the Astana talks,” the SDF said in a statement on Sunday.

The SDF emphasized that it “liberated key Syrian territories from terrorist groups” including ISIS.

“Thus, any results coming out of these talks won’t be binding for the SDF factions,” the Syrian Democratic Forces said.

Kurdish politician and PYD co-Chair Salih Muslim told ARA News that “the SDF is one of the critical players,” whose endorsement would be required for any lasting agreement. He added that holding peace talks “without any participation from the SDF won’t lead to an actual solution.”

“One of our priorities is reaching a truce agreement in order to stop the bloodshed in Syria,” Muslim stated. “A ceasefire would be the main accomplishment, and we won’t aspire for more from the Astana talks.”

“Finding a solution for the Syrian crisis cannot come from Astana,” the Kurdish leader concluded. “The real Syrian political solution must come from power centers [in Syria].”

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Abe
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2017-01-23 05:44

Tell the Americans to boot off. Proclaim one Syria, and then join in.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-01-23 12:46
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At the difference of Bazrani in Iraq, PYD ain’t seeking independence from Syria AT ALL! More likely smth like a federal state. SDF has just a few SOFs helping, mostly for training purposes, and not only murican BTW…

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Stern Daler
2017-01-24 18:52
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Not now or openly. They know the Syrian Arabs attitudes.

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Nestor Arapa
2017-01-23 05:06

Erdogan salió con su gusto, Se avecina guerra civil en el norte de Siria, SDF a expulsar a los terroristas Turcos de Norte de Alepo ya que el ejercito Sirio no se atreve y abandonar Al-Raqqa.

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Janjak Desalin 1804
2017-01-23 04:48

So, pull ALL units back to M-4 highway, in all but Hasakah Governorate, until receiving proper recognition!

That’s all!

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Stern Daler
2017-01-24 18:50

Yes. Better than getting killed for the Arabs – that will back stab them after victory anyway – like AFAIR the Turks did – after the the more modern Kurds had fought against the Kurdish Islamist enemies of Atatürk before 1923.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-01-23 12:45

Tremendous error to exclude SDF.
Now, is the Astana talks goal to end with a peace treaty with all those terrorist groups? I don’t think so! IMHO, much smth to have Turkey cut ties with the Saudis and Qataris while at the same time, these groups end liquidated from Homs and Goutha pockets.
The real settlement of what’s coming next will be with only Syrian Govt and SDF at the table and is likely to end with some kind of federal republic with highly autonomous Rojava as -hopefully-, PYD is NOT seeking independence.

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Stern Daler
2017-01-24 18:45
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Hopefully: end with a federation – But as it looks? All Arabs are united from government to the last lame Jihadi faction into one thing – no rights to the Kurdish.

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Kingstone Tyro
2017-01-23 06:38

Stop being shifty backstabers who sell your nation’s territorial soveireingty short to invaders

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-01-23 12:49
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The only invader in Syria is Turkey

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Stern Daler
2017-01-24 18:41
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Syria is not owned by the Kurdish nation – the Kurds have been non citizen on their own ground – in Turkey, Syria, Iran … their language was discriminated …