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Turkey will continue close cooperation with Iran on Syria

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Dec 29, IRNA -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday that 'we will continue our close co-operation with Iran on Syria and regional issues'.

He told reporters at the end of a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Ankara will continue cooperation with not only Moscow but also Tehran.

He further pointed out that Turkey as a guarantor state of Astana Peace Process will counter any move damaging Syria's territorial integrity.

Referring to his country's close cooperation with Russia, he said that mutual cooperation paved the way for diplomatic settlement of Syrian crisis.

Cavusoglu further noted that necessary coordination for implementing agreement on creating safe zone in Idlib signed in Sochi was discussed in today's meeting.

He also said that countries Astana peace guarantor states will uphold Syrian territorial integrity and sovereignty, as they are ready to withstand any move marring the principles.

Rapid repatriation of Syrian migrants and creating conditions for that were also discussed during the Saturday's meeting.


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