Official denies negotiations are underway between Syrian Kurdistan and Damascus
A representative of the Democratic Syrian Parliament in the Iraqi Kurdistan denied reports that there are negotiations between the Syrian Kurdish self-ruling administration in northern Syria and the central government in Damascus.

"The solution to the Syrian crisis is possible only through dialogue and negotiation, and we, as the Democratic Syrian Parliament, are ready for any dialogue to resolve the Syrian issue," said Hoshang Derwish in an interview with Kurdpress.

Answering the question whether there are any talks between the Kurdish administration and the Syrian central government regarding the situation of the region, the official stated that "At the moment, there are no talks between the two sides, but we, as the Democratic Syrian Parliament, have always said that the two sides need to negotiate."

He continued: "The government looks at the issue with the same mentality as before 2011 and is not committed to negotiations. Undoubtedly, resolving the Syrian issue requires a Syrian-Syrian dialogue and there is no other way forward."

"We, as a Democratic Syrian Parliament, have not set any preconditions for negotiations and issues will be raised during the talks, and that is when we can talk about differences," the official further told Kurdpress.

The representative of the Democratic Syrian Parliament in the Iraqi Kurdistan noted: "Currently, the government has no will of its own and has no power to decide on political or military issues, and the other powers are making decisions for Syria."

Mr. Derwish underlined that: "The Syrian crisis will not end unless the interests of these powers are secured in Syria."

He continued as saying: "The solution to the Syrian crisis is possible only through dialogue and negotiations, and we, as a Democratic Syrian Parliament, are ready for any dialogue to resolve the Syrian issue."

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