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.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Syrian peace talks to continue in Kazakhstan’s capital without specifying the date for the next meeting.
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini hailed the resumption of talks on Syria in Geneva.
The creation of Syrian constitution may become a key aspect at the upcoming round of the Syrian talks in the capital of Kazakhstan.
The 3rd round of negotiations will take place on March 14-15 Astana.
UN-led peace talks on Syria in Geneva are the place to negotiate only a political solution and transition.
A new round of Astana talks on the crisis in Syria led by Russia, Turkey and Iran will take place February 15-16 behind closed doors.
The Syrian government is ready to agree prisoner swaps with opposition groups.