Tuesday 17 September 2019

Turkey and Russia agree on proposal toward Syrian ceasefire

Russian president Vladimir Putin whose country has reportedly agreed a Syria ceasefire plan
Russian president Vladimir Putin whose country has reportedly agreed a Syria ceasefire plan
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Turkey and Russia have agreed on a proposal toward a general ceasefire in Syria, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency said on Wednesday, and will aim to put it into effect by midnight.

Anadolu, citing sources, said the two countries have reached a consensus that will be presented to participants in the conflict on expanding the ceasefire that was established in Aleppo earlier this month in order to allow civilians and rebels to evacuate the town.

Russia, Iran and Turkey said last week they were ready to help broker a peace deal after holding talks in Moscow where they adopted a declaration setting out the principles any agreement should adhere to.

No one was immediately available for comment at Turkey's foreign ministry in Ankara.

Reuters

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