Presidential Spokesperson Kal?n receives Russia’s Special Envoy for Syria Lavrentiev and his delegation

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  • October 17, 2019
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Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin received Russia's Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev and his delegation at the Presidential Complex. The latest developments in Syria, Operation Peace Spring and strategic issues, Idlib and Manbij in particular, were discussed during the meeting.

It was stressed that Operation Peace Spring aimed to address Turkey's national security concerns and to facilitate Syrian refugees' safe return to their homes.

It was agreed that the threat against Syria's territorial integrity by any terrorist organization, including PYD/PKK/YPG and DAESH, would be thwarted and that Turkey and Russia would continue cooperation to that end.

The progress on the works concerning the political settlement process and the constitutional committee was also discussed during the meeting.

Source: Presidency of the Republic Of Turkey