On Sunday, a Turkish journalist revealed the date of the upcoming meeting of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the head of the regime in Syria, Bashar al-Assad.
Turkish journalist Mustafa Balbay said that the upcoming meeting between Erdogan and Assad will take place in Moscow.
In an article for the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, Balbay said that the two countries’ foreign ministers will also meet in early February.
“After the meeting of the two foreign ministers, President Erdogan will meet with Assad,” Balbay indicated. “And, if nothing changes before then, this meeting will take place in Moscow based on a promise from Erdogan to Russian President Vladimir Putin.”
On Wednesday, January 11th, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet suggested that the meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and the Assad regime would be held in January in Moscow.
The newspaper, quoting unidentified sources, reported that the Moscow talks would occur after the African tour of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. After leaving Africa, Cavusoglu could either travel to Moscow directly, or go to Moscow after he visits Washington, which is scheduled for January 17.
The sources explained that the upcoming talks would address sensitive topics. The foreign ministers are expected to discuss “the latest developments in Syria, the situation in northern Syria, the fight against terrorist organizations,” as well as the return of refugees.
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