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Turkish President: there is some progress in resolving the Syrian conflict

According to Anadolu news agency, Turkey’s dominant president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on January 4 addressed the audience on a meeting of the Heads of Local Governments and Governments of Cities in Turkey. He stressed on the progress in the issue of the political settlement in Syria. Erdogan drew the attention of the audience to the joint actions of all the parties of the conflict towards providing sustainability in Syria truce process.

Progress was made after signing the three documents. The first one, signed by the Syrian government and the armed anti-government opposition, is a ceasefire agreement for the Syrian Arab Republic. The second one introduces a set of measures necessary for monitoring the ceasefire. The third document is a statement on the [parties’] readiness to begin talks on a peace settlement for Syria.

It should be recalled that the members of the UN Security Council on December 31, 2016 unanimously approved the draft of the resolution on Syria proposed by Russia and Turkey. The document, in particular, refers to the support of Moscow and Ankara’s efforts with the aim to implement cease-fire in Syria and to resume the peace process.

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