A number of Turkish officials will visit Russia on Saturday, Dec. 29, in order to discuss the latest developments in Syria.
Ankara is trying to make Moscow and Tehran its allies in confrontation against Washington, said Gönül Tol, founding director of The Middle East Institute’s Center for Turkish Studies said in an article in the National Interest Magazine.
Russia, Syria and Iran have strongly warned the United States against launching new strikes on Syria.
Russia has summoned the Israeli ambassador to Moscow for clarification after Israeli warplanes violated the Syrian airspace and conducted a number of airstrikes on the Arab country’s territory.
Tehran and Moscow have been cooperating on a number of issues related to the Syrian conflict and it is possible that Iran will allow Russia use its airspace to support the anti-terrorist operation in Syria, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said Saturday.
Qadri Jamil, a leader of Syria’s Popular Front for Change and Liberation, stated that Moscow has not imposed on Damascus its draft constitution.
According to the mass media reports, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to meet Syrian opposition representatives in Moscow on January 27.
Turkey and Russia expressed their readiness to invite the representatives from the United States to the upcoming Syrian peace talks. Earlier Russian leader Vladimir Putin has stressed the need to respect the interests of Washington as one of global players in the region.
According to the latest news, Ankara confirmed its readiness to participate in upcoming talks on settling the Syrian crisis.