Turkey informs Russia, Iran, others 'grave concern' around surging hostilities

(MENAFN) Turkey informed Russia, Iran, as well as additional speakers on its latest air operation in northern Iraq and Syria at the nineteenth round of the International Meeting on Syria under the Astana arrangement, with the nations expressing "grave concern" around surging hostilities east of the Euphrates River.

The two-day gathering on Syria started hosted in Kazakh capital Astana on Tuesday, as Turkey underlined its "determination in the fight against terrorism."

"Our interlocutors offered their condolences for the terror attack conducted in Istanbul. The political process, work of the Constitutional Committee, situation on the ground, return of refugees and humanitarian issues were also discussed at the meeting," the Turkish Foreign Ministry stated in an announcement.

Pointing out that a mutual announcement was agreed on following the gathering, the ministry mentioned the sides: "emphasized their strong support to Syria's territorial integrity, the leading role of the Astana Process in the peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis, their determination to fight against the separatist agendas that pose threat to the national security of neighboring countries, including cross-border attacks and infiltrations."


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