Turkey says supports Syria's unity, unilateral federation moves invalid

A Turkish soldier on an armoured personnel carrier watches as in the background a flag of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, is raised over the city of Tal Abyad. (AP)

Turkey supports Syria's national unity and unilateral moves such as declaring a federation cannot be valid, a foreign ministry official told Reuters, amid expectations that Syrian Kurds will announce a federal system in northern Syria on Wednesday.

The Turkish official said the form of government and administrative structure of Syria will be decided by all sections of the Syrian people with a new constitution.

Idris Nassan, an official from Kobani, one of three autonomous areas set up by Kurdish groups two years ago, said earlier that Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria were expected to declare a federal system on Wednesday.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 16 March 2016 KSA 14:25 - GMT 11:25
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