After Russia-Turkey reconciliation, Russia says Turkey to cooperate in solving Syria’s crisis

ish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Sochi, Russia on 1 July 2016 [Image: MFA, Russia]
ish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Sochi, Russia on 1 July 2016 [Image: MFA, Russia]
The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, said following talks with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, that they agreed on tackling the Syrian crisis as well as coordinating anti-terrorism efforts.

The meeting between the two, which is the first since December 2015, focused mainly on the Syrian crisis that has sparked the conflict between Moscow and Ankara.

Lavrov said that his counterpart agreed with the Russian stance on differentiating between terrorist groups and the moderate opposition. Speaking of which, Lavrov expressed worry of the fact that the U.S. partners’ fall short to differentiate between these two groups.

Russian Foreign Minister called the moderate opposition to withdraw their forces from regions controlled by terrorists so that they wouldn’t be mistaken to accomplice with ISIS.

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