Turkey is working to reach ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib: foreign minister

Turkey is working to reach ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib: foreign minister

ISTANBUL – Turkey is working to achieve a ceasefire in Syria’s rebel-held northwest and is ready for cooperation to fight terrorist groups in the Idlib area, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

Speaking at a joint news conference with his Pakistani counterpart, Cavusoglu said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the topic of Syria on Monday.

Erdogan met with the leaders of Iran and Russia last week in Tehran to discuss Syria, but failed to win a ceasefire pledge.

(Reporting by Daren Butler and Humeyra Pamuk, Writing by Sarah Dadouch; Editing by David Dolan)


Published at Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:23:35 -0700

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