Zarif & Cavusoglu

Turkish FM to discuss Aleppo situation with Russia’s Lavrov, Iran’s Zarif

FNA- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that he would hold talks on the situation in the city of Aleppo with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov later on Wednesday.

“Yesterday I talked to Lavrov, today I will talk to him again as well as with the Iranian Foreign Ministry. We expect the yesterday agreement to be implemented,” said Mevlut Cavuoglu, NTV reported.

“Yesterday an agreement on the ceasefire and deliveries of humanitarian aid was reached… There is readiness for the truce but there are still some ceasefire violations in various places … People continue to die that is why an urgent evacuation is needed.”

Over the recent months, Aleppo became a major battleground in Syria between government forces and militants.

On Tuesday, the Russian reconciliation center said that the Syrian army was controlling over 98 percent of the territory of the embattled city, with militants present in less than 3 square kilometers (1.1 square mile).