Ankara has completed its preparations for Turkey-US joint operational plan in Syria, Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin tells US National Security Advisor John Bolton.
A joint Turkish-US operation centre to establish and manage a safe zone in northern Syria is fully operational, Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said.
Turkey's defence chief, high-level commanders visit Sanliurfa to inspect troops preparing to set up joint operations centre.
Turkey’s National Defence Ministry underlines that efforts were underway towards the establishment of Joint Operations Center and operation "as soon as possible".
After three days of talks in Ankara, Turkey's Defence Ministry says that the two countries agreed to establish a joint operation centre to coordinate and manage the planned safe zone in northern Syria.
The Syrian regime had announced a truce from Friday to halt three months of deadly regime and Russian bombardment on Idlib province that has killed more than 790 civilians.
Antonio Guterres says all parties need to come to an agreement in order to avoid new forms of confrontation that might emerge in northeastern Syria.
The US special envoy to Syria has stressed Washington and Ankara have strong relations and they are geostrategic partners.
Pentagon's Major Sean Robertson said the US will also maintain its presence in the garrison of Al Tanif in southern Syria to ensure Daesh will not return.
Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed to form a joint front against any “separatist agendas”, signaling a growing hostility towards YPG rule in northeastern Syria following the US pull-out.
The high-profile meeting between Turkey, Russia and Iran will be dominated by issues ranging from the recent HTS gains to the emergence of conflicting safe zones in northern Syria.
Ankara expects to develop a common understanding with Washington on a Turkey-friendly safe zone in northern Syria. Are the two allies close to reaching a final deal?
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