Tomorrows session in Moscow aims to help bring peace in region, says Turkish national defence minister
Cairo and Damascus are conducting "advanced discussions" to restore diplomatic ties and to hold a top-level meeting between the two countries, US newspaper Wall Street Journal reports.
In a televised meeting in the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad also discussed economic relations and the aftermath of earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.
The delegation will head to Moscow next week for making technical preparations ahead of a possible Turkish, Russian, Iranian and Syrian foreign ministers' meeting, Türkiye's top diplomat says.
Consensus is building in Arab world that the status quo is not tenable and dialogue with Damascus is needed, says Saudi foreign minister.
Efforts to distribute aid in opposition-held areas have been hampered by a civil war that has splintered the country for more than a decade.
Unmanned combat aerial vehicles carried out an attack on a convoy of trucks carrying arms from Iraq to Syria's eastern Deir ez-Zor province.
"No clear date yet, but we will hold this trio meeting as soon as possible," says Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Such attacks undermine efforts to maintain stability and further worsen the humanitarian situation in the region, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
Bashar al Assad's outreach to Hamas movement harms Palestine's interests and "reinforces for us its isolation," says State Department spokesperson.
"We are restoring our relations with Syria with the consensus of our leadership," senior Hamas leader Khalil al Hayya tells media in the Syrian capital Damascus.
The massacre was carried out by Branch 227 of the regime’s military intelligence in April 2013, the British newspaper Guardian reports.
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