27 January 2016

Syria Talks - Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) leader says his faction not yet been invited

The Syrian opposition platform created in Saudi Arabia last month, who were meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday to decide whether to send their delegation to the talks, say the PYD should be part of the government delegation.

Al Jazeera's James Bays, reporting from Geneva, said that the PYD leader was not invited to the talks."We spoke to the PYD leader, Salem Muslim, who is in Switzerland but said he was not invited to the talks," Bays said.Turkey said earlier on Tuesday that it opposes the involvement of the PYD or its armed wing, the People's Protection Units (YPG), in the Geneva talks. Turkey's Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said that Turkey will boycott the talks if the PYD are invited.