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    US Policy Towards Kurds in Syria, Iraq Aimed at Undermining the Region, Turkish Security Expert Says


    A US envoy's rare visit to 's mostly Kurdish-held al-Hasakah region and his promise that Turkey won't interfere in NE Syria indicates that Washington is pushing ahead with the plan of unifying various Kurdish regional groups with the aim of dividing Syria and , Turkish security expert Abdullah Agar has said.

    On 21 September, US Special Representative Ambassador James Jeffrey travelled to northeast Syria and held separate meetings with the leaders of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (), as well as the delegations of the ongoing intra-Kurdish political dialogue.

    Following the summit with the Syrian Kurdish leaders, Jeffrey headed to Erbil to meet with Nechirvan Barzani, the head of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The officials discussed the situation in Syria and the ongoing political talks between different Kurdish parties in the Arab Republic's northeastern region.

    Intra-Kurdish Talks and US Political ‘Guarantees'

    The American special envoy is supervising the talks between the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) and the Kurdish National Unity Parties (PYNK), which resumed in 2019 after being started in 2014.

    Among the issues discussed by Jeffrey and Syrian Kurds were the Kurds' fears of new Turkish operations, according to Kurdish media outlet Rudaw. Citing Sama Bakdash, a spokesperson for the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD), the media noted that the US ambassador told the Kurdish leaders that Washington would prevent any possible Turkish…

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