A Russian-Turkish agreement on “coordination” in Syria after the US decision to withdraw

BAGHDAD, Russia and Turkey have agreed to “coordinate” their field moves in Syria after the United States withdraws its troops from northern Syria.

“During these talks, we agreed to continue the coordination of Russian and Turkish military representatives in line with the new situation in order to eradicate the terrorist threat in Syria,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the end of talks in Moscow between the two countries.

Lavrov expressed his “optimism” after these talks, in which he participated in particular the Defense Ministers of the two countries, Khulusi Akkar and Russian Sergey Shweigo.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Zhaoshoglu said: “We discussed ways to coordinate our joint action in the context of the departure of US forces.” We have a common desire to clean up Syrian territory from any terrorist organization. “

“As we have been doing so far, we will continue to work actively and coordinate with our Russian and Iranian colleagues to speed up the political settlement in Syria,” Oglu said.

These talks come just after the US President announced last week his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. “

Source: National Iraqi News Agency