Kremlin confirms its readiness to help the Erdogan-Assad meeting --UPDATED

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President and Bashar Assad, Syrian President

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# 02 December 2022 14:05 (UTC +04:00)

There is a possibility of negotiations between the presidents of Turkiye and Syria with the mediation of Russia, said Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov, APA's Moscow correspondent reports.

According to him, the talks between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Bashar al-Assad are appropriate in terms of ensuring stability, and the Russian Federation is ready to assist in this.

Peskov also said that so far, there is concreteness about a possible meeting between Erdogan and Assad with the mediation of Russia.

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Moscow is working on the organization of a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Syrian President Bashar Assad in Russia, said Alexander Lavrentyev, Russia's special presidential envoy for Syria, on Friday, APA reports citing Tasnim.

"We believe that such a meeting will be generally positive and useful, and we are working in this direction," said Lavrentyev in an interview with the Al Arabiya TV channel.

Lavrentyev said the possibility of a meeting between the Turkish and Syrian leaders always exists and added: “We have always advocated and even considered the possibility of organizing such a meeting before, but I repeat that the Turkish side believes that conditions are not yet ripe for this at the moment.”

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