Current dynamics of Russian-Turkish relations

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrovs telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu on December 29.

In the context of the discussion on the situation in Syria, the ministers expressed their satisfaction with the signing by the representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition of documents on a ceasefire and willingness to start peace talks. The ministers reviewed issues concerning preparation for the meeting in Astana designed to ensure compliance with these agreements and transition to the political process of settling the Syria conflict, while continuing a resolute fight against terrorist groups.

The ministers agreed that it is important to provide for continued coordination with regard to these issues in the Russia - Turkey - Iran format and to ensure interaction with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.