The Kurdish proposal provides for "the return of Syrian border guards and the raising of the Syrian flag at the border to reassure the Turks", said Ahed Al-Hendi, a senior adviser to the Kurdish administration. The main Syrian opposition body has boycotted the talks. However, the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura was expected to take part in the Sochi conference, though he hadn't shown up in the conference room Tuesday as the gathering started.
The main Syrian Kurdish militia, which is fighting in Afrin and controls some 25 percent of Syrian territory, has also declined to attend the conference in Sochi, saying it holds Russian Federation responsible for the Turkish offensive.
The initial focus on the Turkish assault has been in the Afrin border region.
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The deadline is two years ahead of his predecessor Francois Hollande's goal of shutting down France's coal-powered plants by 2023. In terms of trade, Macron said: "We are moving towards greater protectionism". "Talent will come where it is good to live".
The Turkish operation aims to oust from Afrin a militia made up of an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 fighters affiliated with the People's Protection Units or YPG, a Syrian Kurdish group that has controlled territory in northern Syria and proven effective in fighting the Islamic State group.
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office issued detention warrants for the 11 members of the council early on January 30. Turkey calls the groups terrorists. Naki said his postings aimed peace building in Turkey's Kurdish regions in the east of the country, adding that he dedicated a 2016 win against rival Bursaspor to the people who lost their lives or got wounded during Turkish military operations in Diyarbakir's Sur district. More than 300 people have been detained for social media posts criticising the campaign and a prosecutor has issued detention warrants for 11 top doctors.
The incursion into Afrin canton allows Turkey to strike at valuable PKK strongholds close to the Turkish border, damage the strength of the Kurdish polity in northern Syria and thereby attempt to destroy the possibility of a Syrian Kurdish quasi-state emerging on its souther border in the aftermath of the war.