Twitter page of the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Tehran (IP) - Iranian Foreign Minister voiced Iran's readiness to facilitate dialogue among the countries of Syria and Turkey in a twitter message.

Iran PressIran news: "Iran reiterates its readiness to facilitate dialogue among brother neighbors Turkey and Syria. Escalation of tensions only serves the interests of terrorists and their sponsors," Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter page on Monday.

Zarif further noted that "avoidance of bloodshed and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity is imperative."

There have been escalating steps between Turkish and Syrian forces in recent weeks as Damascus has tried to liberate the last terrorist strongholds in northwest Syria.

Last week, several Turkish soldiers were killed in Idlib province after they came under heavy artillery fire by Syrian forces.

Following the incident, Turkey launched airstrikes against Syrian troops advancing in the last terrorist bastion in Idlib.

Turkey sent more troops to the Syrian border where the Syrian Army made substantial advances in Idlib province.


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