US and Turkey discuss Syria

Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and the U.S. special envoy for Syria on Wednesday (2 December) discussed the latest developments in the region, according to an official statement issued in Ankara as reported by Anadolu agency.

Kalin received Joel D. Rayburn and his delegation at the presidential complex in the Turkish capital.

The two officials discussed the Syrian crisis and the constitutional talks with particular focus on the restive city of Idlib, the statement said. They also discussed counter-terrorism efforts and the issue of refugees.

Kalin affirmed Turkey's commitment to de-escalation in Syria despite continued cease-fire violations by the regime and its allies. They agreed to intensify joint efforts to support the constitutional committee aiming to end civil war in Syria and paving the way for free and fair elections, along with ensuring the safe return of refugees.

Kalin underlined that any political, economic and military support to terrorist groups in Syria is unacceptable.

source: commonspace.eu with Anadolu news agency (Ankara)

photo: Talks between US and Turkey in Ankara on 2 December 2020 ([photo courtesy of the Anadolu news agency).

Related articles

Editor's choice
News
Borrell tells the European Parliament that the situation in Afghanistan was critical, but the EU will remain engaged

Borrell tells the European Parliament that the situation in Afghanistan was critical, but the EU will remain engaged

Borrell underlined that the European Union will make every effort to support the peace process and to remain a committed partner to the Afghan people. "Of course, we will have to take into account the evolving situation, but disengagement is not an option.  We are clear on that: there is no alternative to a negotiated political settlement, through inclusive peace talks.
Editor's choice
News
Lebanon's military chief says army will collapse without urgent aid

Lebanon's military chief says army will collapse without urgent aid

The commander of the Lebanese armed forces, General Joseph Aoun, appealed to the international community on Thursday (17 June) to support the army, warning that its “collapse” will fuel chaos and insecurity. His statement was addressed to representatives of various states at a French-sponsored conference to support the army. 

Popular

Editor's choice
News
Lebanon's military chief says army will collapse without urgent aid

Lebanon's military chief says army will collapse without urgent aid

The commander of the Lebanese armed forces, General Joseph Aoun, appealed to the international community on Thursday (17 June) to support the army, warning that its “collapse” will fuel chaos and insecurity. His statement was addressed to representatives of various states at a French-sponsored conference to support the army.