Internal solution for Syria would be better: UN chief
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
“If Syrians could solve their own problems it would be much better,” U.N. chief Antonio Guterres told reporters during a news conference at the U.N. headquarters.
Peace talks were launched in Geneva in 2012 to find a political solution to the conflict, while Astana talks began in 2017 toward a cease-fire that has been fragile to date.
Gutteres’ comments comes on the heels of an announcement by U.S.-led coalition spokesman Ryan Dillon about plans to establish a 30,000-strong border security force in Syria with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed group largely made up of People’s Protection Units (YPG) elements, a group Turkey considers terrorist for links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).