BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The peace talks between the Syrian government and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) have allegedly stalled over the future governance style of the SDC-held areas.
Speaking to Al-Masdar from Damascus, a government source said that both sides are at odds over the SDC’s insistence on federalizing the areas they control in the Al-Hasakah, Al-Raqqa, and Aleppo provinces.
The source said that Damascus is willing to maintain joint control over these SDC-held areas, but they will not accept federalization after the war.
In the past, the peace talks have stalled over this topic, as the Syrian government refuses to accept any part of country to be federalized.
The Syrian government has expressed their desire to reach a political settlement with the SDF; however, both sides have failed to make any serious concessions on the topic of federalization.