Turkish, Iranian, Russian FMs discuss Syria in Astana

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Turkish, Iranian, Russian FMs discuss Syria in Astana

World Bulletin / News Desk

The foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran met in the Kazakh capital Astana to discuss Syria on Friday.

"I talked with my two counterparts to make the situation better in eastern Ghouta, which was caused by the [Bashar al-Assad] regime. We underlined the need to differ terrorists from civilians," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a joint news conference after the meeting.

Cavusoglu said there was a need to have different strategies for neutralizing terrorists especially in places where civilians live densely.

"We are also against the going of all terrorists to Idlib [in northwestern Syria]. There, they constitute a threat to the people, opposition and to all of us," he stressed.

Cavusoglu said they are not only sensitive to civilians in eastern Ghouta, but also in al-Foua, Kefraya, east of the Euphrates river. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Mart 2018, 14:43