Syrian Kurds open missions in Moscow, Donetsk

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Kurdish officials attend the opening ceremony of the representation office of the Syrian Kurdish region in Moscow, Russia, 10 February 2016.

Syrian Kurds open missions in Moscow, Donetsk


Russia-backed separatists in the Donbas region, in Eastern Ukraine, are in talks to host a Syrian Kurdish embassy in Donetsk.

A Syrian Kurdish mission has already opened on 10 February in Moscow, a move that would anger Turkey which sees the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union (PYD) as a terrorist group. The office will campaign for the rights of some 250,000 Kurds who currently live in Russia, as well as those living in Syria.

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