The heads of diplomacy Russian, Turkish and Iranian were meeting this Saturday in Moscow to try to find a way out of the war in Syria, where the three countries imposed themselves as key actors of the conflict.
Moscow and Tehran, allies of Damascus, and Ankara, which supports the Syrian rebels, sponsor the peace process in Astana, which allowed the creation of four “demilitarized zones” in Syria. But the negotiations to end the Syrian war, which left more than 350,000 dead since 2011, s have been hampered by the conflicting interests of Russia, Turkey and Iran, and by divergences regarding the future of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
The last summit between the three countries dates back to the beginning of April in Ankara. The presidents of the three countries, Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hasan Rohani then pledged to cooperate to achieve “a lasting ceasefire” in Syria.
The meeting in Moscow between the Russian Minister Sergey Lavrov, the Turkish Mevlüt Cavusoglu and the Iranian Mohamad Javad Zari f has been focused “on all aspects of cooperation established in the framework of the Astana process and to specify the stages that could be decided from now on, “Turkish diplomacy said in a statement.
Russian diplomacy indicated, on the other hand, that the negotiations would mainly address the situation humanitarian in the country at war. “Providing aid to the Syrian people is not something that should be conditioned by a political objective,” said its spokesperson, Maria Zajarova.
Cavusoglu hailed “the atmosphere of trust between