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The Geneva Code - What Syria negotiators say, and what they mean


  • World
  • Friday, 31 Jan 2014

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's political foes are beginning to speak a shared language at peace talks in Geneva to end their country's devastating civil war, but the words they utter at the negotiating table have diametrically different meanings to the two sides.

With the first round of talks now ended, here is a guide to deciphering the 'Geneva Code' - terminology that President Bashar al-Assad's government delegates and the opposition both use - and the contrasting interpretation each side attaches to their words.

   

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