Erdogan: Turkey, Russia negotiating on Aleppo ceasefire
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey and Russia are holding talks to achieve a ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during the G20 summit, TRT Haber reported Sept. 5.
Turkish president added that achieving a ceasefire in Aleppo is one of the most important issues for Turkey and Russia.
“Ankara hopes a ceasefire will be achieved in Aleppo the next week,” Erdogan said.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives.
Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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