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Turkey to carry out Syria truce plan “any moment”

Dec 29, 2016, 7:13 AM EST
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
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Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country is prepared with a plan to implement ceasefire across worn-torn Syria, adding that Russia is a part of the proceedings. Separately, Russia agreed to its involvement in talks with Ankara however it stopped short of making any official confirmation about the deal.

Moscow and Ankara, supporting the opposite sides in the Syrian conflict, are yet to reach an agreement over the areas to be covered under the ceasefire deal, writes the BBC. Turkey’s state news agency earlier reported that the deal could shape up by Thursday evening.

The development hints at a shift in Turkey’s position, which until now, has been asserting that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should quit while Russia claims the fight against terrorism as its priority and not the change of regime, reports Reuters.