Kurdish Democratic Union Party Says It Wants To Be Invited To Sochi Conference

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Kurdish Democratic Union Party Says It Wants To Be Invited To Sochi Conference

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On December 26, several Syrian Kurdish parties welcomed the upcoming Syrian National Dialogue Conference in the Russian city of Sochi in an joint statement and stressed that its within their rights as a Syrian side to attend the conference.

“We support any conference that will end the tyranny and achieve peace … We affirm our right to attend the [Sochi] conference in order to represent our people, and to contribute to the solution of this crisis, which has become a tragedy,” the Syrian Kurdish parties said in the statement.

The Kurdish parties emphasized that it would only attend Sochi under the banned of the US-backed Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS) that’s led by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and said that Turkey shouldn’t be allowed to manipulate the conference.

In the joint statement, the Kurdish parties also claimed that Geneva talks failed due to the Turkish rule and because the DFNS had been excluded from them hinting that Sochi will also fail if they were not invited.

Although of this statement, the PYD and all the parties of the DFNS, and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will not be invited to the Sochi conference as the Russian presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev confirmed on December 22.

The SDF and DFNS parties were excluded from Sochi conference due to pressure from Turkey, Damascus government and the Syrian opposition that even called the UN to recognize the PYD as a terrorist group on December 27.

However, many independent public and political Kurdish figures were invited to Sochi conference that’s expected to begin in on January 29. Different Syrian sides are expected to discuss the future presidential and parliamentary elections in Syria, as well as the country’s new constitution during the conference.

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  • Serious

    What federation ??? Go f… yourself. There is no federation in northern syria. Where did you see that ?

  • Cheryl Brandon

    You are disinvited; You are TRAITORS who have illegally invited U$A on Syrian soil! how da
    re these bloody KURDS invited enemies into Syria????

  • George King

    “Syrian side” is already being represented and there is no invitation for US representation by any Kurdish group, the game is up despite the continuing efforts of those who sponsor terrorist and foreign intervention in not only Syria but the ME in general. There are still a couple of vassal states like SA, UAE but again the gig is up.

  • gustavo

    It would be a very big mistake to invite any kurds to this talk. They are just USA puppets and will do and say whatever USA tell them to do and say. Syria government must consider them as a terrorist group.

    • Henk Poell

      Guess we disagree here :-)They should be invited, and also a delegation of the Arabs in the territory they control. That way that all other parties become aware what they want. Also the Kurds will find out how much support there is for a ‘east of the river’ nation – not that much I suppose.

  • dutchnational

    Dayli Sabah reports that PYD is said to have received an invitation (afther the 22nd) for Sochi during a visit to Moscow by an YPG commander.

    It is likely though they will go as members/representatives of the Northern Syrian Federal Region and not as PYD officials.