in view of the announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, the Russian and the Turkish government want to speak to a representative today about the situation in the war-torn country.

want to according to Kremlin information, the defence and the foreign Ministers of both countries in the Moscow meeting. Russian President Vladimir Putin will not participate in the conversation, his spokesman said the Agency Tass according to. Russia is an important protection for the Syrian government under President Bashar al-Assad. They wanted to discuss at the Meeting any further steps in the development of Syria, it said. Details were not initially known.

Putin spoke on Friday during a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the situation in Syria. Both had been agreed that the development of a political process needed to be followed for the settlement of the conflict in Syria, said Vice-government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer in Berlin. During the interview, it went to the formation of a constitutional Committee as well as the announced withdrawal of US armed forces.

The US government had proclaimed little more than a week, surprisingly, the withdrawal of its troops from Syria. According to the White house has already begun, soldiers from the country to be deducted. The USA are at the forefront of an international coalition, which is fighting in Syria, the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS). Your most important ally in the war-torn country, the Kurdish militia, YPG, which is leading the Syrian Democratic forces (SDF). The Kurdish militias had taken in their fight against the IS large parts in the North of Syria. Subsequently, the Kurds expanded – to the Annoyance of the Turkey – their self-government in the territories.

The Kurdish militias will feel after the announced withdrawal of the U.S. left in the lurch and looking for new allies. The Syrian army moved at the request of the Kurdish militia forces in the town of Manbij, on the border with Turkey. In the face of an impending invasion of Turkey in Northern Syria had invited the Syrian government units, to take control of areas of Manbij, said the General command of the Kurdish militia YPG on Friday. The Syrian army subsequently declared that the government had troops in the area moved and had hoisted their Flag in Manbij.

From the Kurdish military Council of Manbij, it was said, however, that the Syrian troops had not marched into the city. They had built a kind of “safety ring” around the city, said a member of the military Council of the German press Agency. Also the high command of the international military coalition “Inherent Resolve” rejected reports that the military had changed presence in Manbij.

Iran, a close ally of President Assad, welcomed the troops to take over control of the city of Manbij by the Syrian government. “The Hoisting of the Syrian flag is an important step for the unity of Syria,” said foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi on Friday. This new development could have on the institutionalisation of a legitimate government in Syria and an end to the year-long conflict, said the spokesperson of the web portal for the Iranian foreign Ministry, according to.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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