Turkey to join UK-led meeting on Syria’s future

Turkey to join UK-led meeting on Syria’s future

Turkey to join UK-led meeting on Syria’s future


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is to attend a meeting in London, in which the future of Syria will be discussed amid an ongoing operation into its southern neighbor to push jihadists off the Turkish border. 

“Our minister will attend the meeting on Syria under British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sept. 7,” read a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on Sept. 6. 

Riyad Hijab, the General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) and the representative of Syrian opposition forces, will make a presentation about his vision on the political transition process in Syria, the statement added. 

The meeting will bring together France, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Jordan, Italy and the European Union along with Turkey and the host country, the United Kingdom. 

The meeting comes after the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) cleared Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) elements from the Turkey-Syria border and started to advance toward the southern town of al-Bab, still under jihadist control.