Agence France Press reports on “tough talks” to preserve Democratic Autonomy in Rojava:
Assad’s government now controls nearly two-thirds of Syria and is determined to reassert its authority over Kurdish-held territory which forms the lion’s share of the rest.
Recognising their weakened position, Kurdish leaders and their supporters last month opened talks with Damascus, desperate to salvage what they can of the institutions they painstakingly built over the years.
“We are trying to preserve everything we built in terms of the autonomous system, the institutions, the democracy,” said leading Kurdish figure Saleh Muslim.
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