Russia-Turkey-Iran negotiations on Syrian settlement will be held on February 14 in Russia’s Sochi, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday in an interview with Hurriyet newspaper.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has confirmed the effectiveness of the Astana talks on settling crisis in Syria.
The 10th round of Astana negotiations which held in Sochi on Monday was marked by good intentions of the Russian side, the head of the delegation of the Syrian opposition Ahmad Taama announced.
Head of the Syrian opposition delegation Ahmad Taama confirmed that the opposition will attend the 10th round of Astana talks that is beginning today in Sochi.
Ambassadors of Russia and Kazakhstan have discussed the preparations for the start of a new round of peace talks on Syria in Astana city.
Turkey dispatched 180 commandos to the Syrian city of Al Bab on Nov. 30, the military stated.
Russia, Iran and Turkey, acting as guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire, have announced the setup of four de-escalation zones in the country, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said at the plenary meeting of the Astana talks on Syria.
Hay’at Tahrir al Sham group has announced in a statement a rejection of Astana agreements and deployment of Russian and Turkish troops in Idlib province.
Turkish and Russian personnel will be deployed in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman as saying on Thursday.
The talks started May 3 when all the participants arrived at Kazakhstan capital, Astana city. May 4 saw the talks where Russia proposed to create so-called ‘de-escalation zones’ of ‘safety zones’ in Syria mainly in territories controlled by the opposition.