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