Ankara, Tehran & Moscow determined to save the region

Turkish President said Ankara, Tehran and Moscow were determined to save northern Syria from terrorism.

Iran Press/AsiaMillions of Syrians living in Turkey will be able to return to their homeland after the liberation of Syria's Manbij, Tal Rifaat and the region East of the Euphrates River from terrorists, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said on Saturday, reported Mehr News agency citing Anadolou.

“We are determined to save our region from disaster in cooperation with Russia, Iran, and especially Syrian people,” Erdo?an said at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s introduction of mayoral candidates for the southeastern Gaziantep province.

He added that Ankara’s priority was to use the political and diplomatic means till the end.

Erdogan also said that around 300,000 Syrians have returned to their homeland after operations cleared the area off terrorists.

Earlier on January 10, 2019, the Senior Aide to the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari said that the presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey will soon meet in Moscow for their 4th trilateral summit on seeking to end the conflict in Syria.

The presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey have previously held summits in the Russian resort city of Sochi, the Turkish capital Ankara and the Iranian capital Tehran.

Iran, alongside Russia and Turkey, is a guarantor of the ceasefire regime in Syria. The three governments initiated the Astana Process on January 23, 2017, establishing de-escalation zones in an effort to restore peace in the region and improve the humanitarian situation in war-torn Syria.

The 4th tripartite summit will be held as US president Donald Trump in a shock announcement recently said he was pulling out some 2,000 American forces from Syria.104/203/213

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