Turkey, Russia, Iran to meet on Syria war: minister
By AFP | Published: 15th December 2016 02:40 AM |
ANKARA: Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a meeting in Moscow on December 27 to try to find a solution to the five-year conflict in Syria, Ankara said on Wednesday.
“We are striving to secure a ceasefire throughout the country and for negotiations for a political solution to start," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told TGRT Haber broadcaster, vowing Ankara would continue its efforts in the near future.
“For this reason, at the end of the month, on December 27 in Moscow, we will hold a tripartite meeting with Turkey, Russia and Iran."
While Russia and Iran back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the war, Turkey supports the opposition seeking to unseat him.
Last month the regime launched an assault to recapture the rebel-held east of Aleppo city.
Cavusoglu’s remarks come a day after the announcement of a ceasefire deal following negotiations between the Russian military and Turkish intelligence with Syrian rebels in eastern Aleppo.
The deal meant civilians and rebels would leave Aleppo and go to neighbouring Idlib province in northwestern Syria.
However hours later it looked at risk of falling apart after shelling and air strikes resumed in the city on Wednesday.
Cavusoglu accused Assad of preventing the evacuation of civilians, adding that claims that opposition fighters had broken the ceasefire were “lies."
Turkey, Russia, Iran to Hold Syria Crisis Talks in Moscow on Dec. 27 © REUTERS/ Omar Sanadiki
POLITICS 22:20 14.12.2016(updated 22:41 14.12.2016)
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Wednesday that officials from Turkey, Russia and Iran will meet in Moscow on December 27 to discuss the situation in war-torn Syria, according to Turkish media reports.
© SPUTNIK/ MICHAEL ALAEDDIN Russian, Turkish Presidents Discuss in Phone Talks Situation in Syria MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The sides are determined to resume negotiations on settlement of Syrian crisis. “We are doing everything possible to resume talks on political settlement and ceasefire in Syria….In that respect, we will hold a meeting on December 27 in Moscow involving officials from Turkey, Russia, and Iran," the Anadolu news agency cited Cavusoglu as saying. According to the news outlet, Cavusoglu did not disclose details of the meeting.
Turkey, Russia, Iran to hold meeting on Syria in Moscow on December 27
December 15, 0:53 UTC+3
“We are making efforts toward ceasefire and launching political talks in Syria," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said
ANKARA, December 14. /TASS/. Representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran will hold a trilateral meeting on Syrian settlement in Moscow on December 27, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told TGRT TV channel on Wednesday.
“We are making efforts toward ceasefire and launching political talks in Syria. With regards to this, we will hold a trilateral meeting with participation of Turkey, Russia and Iran on December 27 in Moscow," Cavusoglu said.
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