After the US, Russia also pressing Turkey on the YPG

In addition to the U.S. backing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, Russia is now pressuring Turkey to allow the Syrian Kurds to participate in the Syria piece talks. Moscow has already raised the possibility of Kurdish autonomy in a future Syrian constitution. A Hurriyet Daily News piece suggests Moscow is trying to counterbalance Washington’s influence with the Syrian Kurds, and this will lead to difficulties for Ankara as Turkey prepares another military operation in Syria and tries to sway the political future of the country.


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