1. Turkey, Russia agree on Syria cease-fire plan: Report

Turkey, Russia agree on Syria cease-fire plan: Report

Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement on a plan for a cease-fire comprising the whole of Syria.

By: | Ankara | Published: December 28, 2016 1:57 PM
syria-l It said a peace process in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana would go ahead under Russia and Turkey’s leadership if the cease-fire holds. (Source: AP)

Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement on a plan for a cease-fire comprising the whole of Syria.The Anadolu Agency, quoting unnamed sources on Wednesday, said the two countries were working to ensure that the cease-fire would come into effect after midnight.

It said however that terror organizations would be kept outside of the cease-fire agreement, without elaborating on which insurgent groups would be considered terror organizations. It said a peace process in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana would go ahead under Russia and Turkey’s leadership if the cease-fire holds. Anadolu said the two countries would act as ”guarantors” of the peace process.

There was no immediate confirmation from Turkey’s Foreign Ministry.

 

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