Russia, Turkey agree to push for a ceasefire in Syria

(VOVworld) - The Russian Foreign Minister’s office on Tuesday announced that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu agreed in a telephone conversation on Tuesday to push for a ceasefire in Syria and to prepare for possible peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana. They stressed the importance of a rapid completion of agreements on practical parameters to end military actions in Syria, the separation of the moderate opposition from terrorist groups, and preparations for the meeting in Astana. 
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (Photo: EPA/VNA)

Lavrov said the Syrian government is conducting negotiations with the opposition prior to the meeting in Astana. According to a diplomatic source, the military officials of Russia and Turkey are currently holding talks in Ankara with the Syrian opposition on the parameters of a ceasefire in Syria. 
 


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