Syrian Kurdish leader says Astana talks will fail

Former PYD co-leader Salih Muslim

DIRBESIYE (ANF) – Speaking at Democratic Union Party – PYD’s Dirbesiye branch in northern Syria, co-chair Salih Muslim said that Turkey-backed Astana talks would fail.

Commenting on the talks held by Turkey, Iran and Russia purported to be seeking a solution to the Syrian question, Muslim said; “These parties are acting in accordance with the interests of their own, not for the interests of the peoples in Syria. This is why they have not invited us to Astana talks. They know that we seek to build a free and democratic Syria.”

PYD Co-chair stressed that no party will be able to deter them from producing a political solution as long as they exist on Syrian lands, adding: “Our goal is to ensure that people make their decisions themselves.”