Erdogan, Putin to discuss Syria next week: Turkish FM

Fri 14 Sep 2018 at 12:13 Regional
NNA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss the Syrian crisis with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday, the Turkish foreign minister said Friday.


"Turkey is open to cooperation with everyone regarding efforts to fight terror groups in Syria," said Mevlut Cavusoglu at a joint news conference in Islamabad with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.


Recalling Turkey's efforts to find a political solution to the ongoing Syrian crisis, he said the efforts to reach a cease-fire in Idlib continue.


"We will continue our efforts with Iran and Russia... We will continue our efforts in international platforms as well. We have received tremendous support from many countries as well as United Nations and other organizations. Therefore, we should continue our efforts to bring peace and stability to the region," he added.


Cavusoglu arrived in Islamabad on Thursday on an official visit upon the invitation of the Pakistani foreign minister.


He was received by Pakistani President Arif Alvi, and Prime Minister Imran Khan.--AA


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