Turkey, Russia, Iran to meet in trilateral Syria summit
ANKARATurkey, Iran and Russia will meet at a summit of foreign ministers in Moscow on Dec. 27 to discuss efforts to secure a ceasefire in Aleppo, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoülu has said.
“The best solution [on Syria] is always a political one. We are making efforts to provide a ceasefire across the entire country and at the same time to initiate a resumption of negotiations. Our efforts will continue in this direction,” Çavuşoğlu told private broadcaster TGRT late on Dec. 14.
“In this framework, we’ll be conducting a trilateral Turkey-Iran-Russia meeting in Moscow on Dec. 27,” he added.
Çavuşoğlu recalled that he held two phone conversations on Dec. 14 with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif over efforts to conclude a truce deal in Aleppo that would pave the way for the evacuation of civilians from the besieged town.