Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he was looking forward to negotiations with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in the near future.
“As you know, yesterday there was a meeting of the head of our Defense Ministry in Moscow. In the near future, I will also have negotiations with Lavrov (Russian Foreign Minister),” Cavusoglu said at a press conference following the year.
The defense ministers of Russia, Syria and Turkey held trilateral talks in Moscow to discuss ways to resolve the Syrian crisis, the Russian Defense Ministry said earlier. The ministry clarified that “following the meeting, the parties noted the constructive nature of the dialogue held in this format and the need to continue it in the interests of further stabilizing the situation in the Arab Republic and the region as a whole.”
The talks between the heads of military departments in Moscow became the first official talks between Ankara and Damascus in 11 years