SDF opens for talks with Turkey on one condition — SDF Commander

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are ready for talks with Turkey if only they agree to retreat from Afrin and end Turkish threats on northeastern Syria, Mazloum Abdi, SDF Commander-in-Chief said.

“The civil and military administration of northern and eastern Syria is ready to open negotiations with Turkey in the next stage, provided that the latter leaves Afrin,” which has been occupied by the Turkish army since March 2018.”

Abdi pointed out that the other condition includes the final abandonment of Turkey from the threat of areas of northern and eastern Syria, “and the national forces in Syria after that will work to bring peace in the phase following the stage of the elimination of ISIS in the country.”

Abdi stressed at the same time that their forces have the right to defend their areas against any threat or attack that would undermine the security of Syria, especially the northern regions.

The Turkish Army supported by their allies the Syrian rebels occupied Afrin in early 2018.