Published On: Wed, Nov 22nd, 2017

Turkey, Russia, Iran meet in bid to end war in Syria (Hürriyet Daily News)

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hailed on Nov. 22 a key meeting in the Russian resort of Sochi with his Russian and Iranian counterparts on the fate of Syria, describing it as a meeting aiming to end the long-running tragedy in the war-torn country.

“We have agreed on an inclusive, free, fair and transparent political process under the leadership of the Syrian people,” Erdoğan said at the end of the summit.

The stance of the Syrian regime and the opposition will play a key role in the future of the political process, Erdoğan said, adding that Turkey would not accept existence of “terrorist groups in Syria” in the process, in an open reference to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

“No one should expect us to be under the same roof with terror organizations that target our national security,” Erdoğan said. He also said the steps for the cease-fire were reviewed…

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