Opposition groups held multiple meetings in Riyadh to decide who would attend the talks. And the international community repeatedly debated the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, all in anticipation of negotiations that were scheduled to begin in January.
Those talks were delayed once but have now begun. But without main members of the opposition.
Presenter: Peter Dobbie
Maram Daoud – Member of the Syrian Democratic Front
Randa Kassis – President & Founder, Movement of the Pluralistic Society
Fatih Erel – UN Correspondent, Andalou Agency