Moscow ready for talks with US on Syria: Deputy FM
Russia supports normalizing relations between Syria and Turkey.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister announced on Monday that Moscow supports organizing a meeting between Syrian and Turkish FMs.
In a talk with Sputnik, he stated, "We support them, encourage them to meet, find common ground in positions."
He added that Russia supports the normalization of relations between the two capitals, welcoming the Turkish President's announcement that he was ready to discuss a possible meeting with the Syrian President.
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The deputy FM said that Russia is ready to host the meeting to establish contact between both countries, "we think that [the Cavusoglu-Mekdad meeting] would be useful. We are talking about establishing contacts, now so far through the military and special services — there have been such contacts."
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Bogdanov also announced Moscow's readiness to establish contacts with the US regarding Syria, "There are probably some contacts [with the US] in the military line, and we are always ready for such contacts,"
It's noteworthy that Turkey has played a major role in the war on Syria by funding, arming, training, and deploying a large number of militias that carried out numerous crimes and acts of terrorism, especially in the north, under different pretexts that started as supporting Syrians overthrowing the democratically elected Syrian Government led by President Bashar Al-Assad, however, led to direct Turkish troops inside Syrian territory during "Operation Olive Branch" claiming to protect the borders against Kurdish armed militias, that Syria called colonial, and later threatening with expanding the military operation.
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