Syrian Kurdish leader hopes Russia didn’t betray the Kurds through Turkey deal

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Kurdish fighters of the YPG. File photo

ARA News

Ilham Ahmed, Kurdish co-president of the Syrian Democratic Council, said on Friday that she hopes the recent deal by Russia, Iran, and Turkey signed in Kazakstan will not be hurtful for the Syrian Kurds.

The co-head of the SDC said that Turkey by this deal is trying to hit the safety and stability of the local self-administration areas in northern Syria–Rojava.

She said that Turkey is worried about the presence of U.S. troops on the east of the Euphrates, and Russian soldiers on the west of the Euphrates in Efrin, Til Rifaat, and other areas.

“We hope that the Russian government did not make an agreement that would be hostile to the stability and the safe areas which host the Syrians who fled from the persecution of ISIS and the brutality of war, and who still defend themselves and fight against terrorism,” she told local Hawar agency on Friday.

Abdulkarim Omer, the foreign relations chief of the Cezire canton in northeastern Syria, told ARA News in an interview on Friday that Turkey “sold the Syrian revolution” in Astana and made an agreement with Russia and Iran to undermine the Kurds.

“They created Astana for this reason,” he said.

However, until now the Syrian Kurds have good relations with both Russia and US, and Kurdish officials expect the Astana agreement to fail.

“I think that the chances of the success of the Astana agreement are low due to the contradictions of the agenda of the signatory countries,” Omer said.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News

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