Discussions between the Kurds, the Syrian government and Moscow began last year as the Kurds grew nervous that the Americans would leave them in the lurch.
On Sunday, voters in Turkey will face a stark choice between two paths. One, embodied by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, entails a further descent into authoritarianism and a deepening of ethnic and sectarian divides.
Syria's Kurdish militia is growing frustrated with its patron, the US, and is pressing it to do more to stop Turkey's assault on a key stronghold in Syria.
The dream of a Kurdish state remains uncertain. The Kurds have benefited from significant upgrades in equipment from the United States, as well as from the experience of working with U.S. advisers.
As Iraqi Kurds awaited the results of their landmark referendum on independence from Baghdad on Tuesday, thousands of Iranian Kurds held rallies in their support.
By William Tucker Sakine Cansiz, and two other Kurdish nationalists, were killed this morning at a Kurdish information center in Paris. Cansiz was a rather well known figure in the Kurdish community, but was best known for her role in founding the Kurdish nationalist militant group Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan (PKK) – also known as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.