Russia urges for including Kurds in Syria talks

January 26, 2016 7:45 AM

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MOSCOW – Russia is arguing strongly against Turkey's demand to keep a leading Kurdish group out of Syria's peace talks.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that the group, the Democratic Union Party, plays an important role in fighting the Islamic State group and is an essential part of political settlement in Syria.

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