Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Levent Gumrukcu has welcomed the United Nations' announcement that an international conference will be held on January 22 next year in hopes of charting a political solution to Syria's long-boiling civil war Anadolu news agency reported.
Gumrukcu told AA Monday that Turkey would continue to support the international efforts to subdue the raging conflict in its neighbor.
The fighting in Syria since March 2011 has killed over a hundred thousand people and displaced millions.
"We welcome the announcement," Gumrukcu said.
"We wish for it to culminate in meeting the Syrian people's legitimate demands and thwarting the regime's policy of violence that has continued for so long."
The conference to be held in Geneva is dubbed "Geneva 2," succeeding the first meeting that gathered world powers in June of last year.
In a first, it will bring together representatives from the Syrian regime and opposition.
The first meeting had resulted in a draft resolution on ending violence and taking necessary steps to restore peace and order in war-torn Syria. The resolution, however, proved abortive due to increasing instability in the country.