A senior Kurdish official from Syria was detained in the Czech Republic on Sunday under an extradition request from Turkey, according to the official Anadolu News Agency in Turkey. The official, Salih Muslim, is the foreign affairs spokesman for
Syrian ‘guests’ in Turkey have been used not only as political tools for foreign ambitions, but also for reinforcing the conservative and Islamist ideology promoted by Erdogan’s AKP.
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, FSA, fighters in the Syrian town of Azez near the border with Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Depo Photos/ Press Association. All rights reserved. On January 20, Turkey began its second military campaign in northern Syria. The target is Afrin, a Kurdish-majority canton and stronghold of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the military alliance led by the People’s Protection Unit (YPG).
Ankara says Syrian government will face military response if it comes to aid of Kurds in Afrin
Turkey warned the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad that it risked a military confrontation with Ankara if it intervened in an ongoing war in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, in a further escalation of tensions that hint at the possible widening of an already complex conflict.
Build up of US presence and its support for Kurdish militia risks hardening divisions further
As the 1,500 delegates made their way to the Russian city of Sochi to attend a conference billed as a first step to peace talks in Syria, one major power broker was absent: the US.
Once the cake is divided, there will be a political solution in Syria.