However, Ankara wants Washington has ceased to provide assistance to the Kurdish self-defense units in Syria
B Saturday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey said that us officials will be invited by Turkey and Russia to participate in peace talks on Syria that will be held in Kazakhstan later this month
Mevlut Cavusoglu had previously expressed support for US involvement in the negotiations, however, until now Russia has not stated publicly its desire to invite representatives of the United States.
“First of all, as you know, we agreed with Russia on the invitation of the United States. I talked to (foreign Minister of Russia Sergei) Lavrov, and we intend to invite the United States – said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey. – We do not deny the important role of the United States.”
The future press Secretary of the White House Sean Spicer on Friday also said Friday that Russia has offered the property trump to take part in negotiations on a peace agreement.
The invitation, according to Spicer, was made during a held on December 29, a telephone conversation between trump adviser Michael Flynn and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the USA Sergey Kislyak. Recall that on the same day the Obama administration announced its intention to introduce new sanctions against Russia in response to its interference in the elections in the United States.
The Obama administration had previously been excluded from the search of ways of peaceful settlement, after negotiations between the U.S. and Russia was interrupted in late December. The U.S. and Russia accuse each other of trying to disrupt the previous round of negotiations.
The Syrian government and the warring rebels agreed to the current nationwide ceasefire on December 30 in the course of negotiations with the mediation of Russia and Turkey. USA in these negotiations was not involved.
The official date for new talks has not yet established, but Russia hopes to convene a peace summit in the capital of Kazakhstan – Astana at the end of this month.
On Saturday, Cavusoglu also said that Turkey would oppose any participation in talks on Syria a Kurdish paramilitary group – the Syrian democratic army (YPG), which he called “a terrorist organization”.
“We gave them a chance and stop dealing with Syria split and cease to commit terrorist acts in Turkey. We saw their intentions. Our operation “shield of the Euphrates” once again showed that YPG does not seek to fight ISIS, their goal is to divide Syria,” he stressed.
Turkey wants the United States severed its ties with the YPG, but the United States put Syrian democratic army assistance and considers its members, allies in future military operations for the liberation of Raqqa from ISIS.