Turkey and Russia call for peace in Syria

Officials from both countries say they want the conflict to end but getting the groundwork done to start the process is difficult.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

It will still be a challenge to persuade all relevant groups to take part in negotiations.

Russia and Turkey have issued a joint proposal calling for the cessation of hostilities between Bashar al Assad regime in Syria and the opposition, ahead of peace talks in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana next month.

Under the terms of the agreement groups classed as terrorist organisations cannot take part in the process. This likely means it will exclude the YPG, as well as Al Nusra Front and Daesh.

TRT World’s Hasan Abdullah reports.