Parties express satisfaction on progress towards establishment of a constitutional committee, says Turkish Foreign Ministry
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Qatar, China, and Iran arrived for Asian cooperation summit in Tajikistan, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the world to respect UN resolutions and the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.
The Circassians, who are predominantly Muslim, suffered greatly under the Russian Empire and were banished from their homelands in 1864.
Trapped civilians fear the Syrian regime is destroying vital facilities, including hospitals and rescue organisations, to clear the way for brutal ground assaults.
In a televised interview, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks about the war in Syria, Turkey's European membership, and the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkish President Erdogan and his Russian and Iranian counterparts Putin and Rouhani vowed to maintain the territorial integrity of Syria as well as the security of the neighbouring countries in their talks held in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
After his meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi ahead of Syria talks, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara welcomes Moscow's positive attitude towards a proposed safe zone in northern Syria.
Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu agree on intelligence and military cooperation in restive Idlib to ensure peace in the region.
Syria's civil war and bilateral ties are high on agenda in one-day talks between Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian capital.
Attacks were intensified on villages and towns in northern Hama, southern Idlib and Latakia — areas that fall within a demilitarised zone agreed on last September between Russia and Turkey.
Turkey, Russia, France and Germany will meet in Istanbul to find a political solution to the Syrian war. Yet this has been preceded by many failures.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed to withdraw all weapons from the zone, which will come into force by October 15.
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