Turkish Foreign Minister: Türkiye is open for cooperation with Assad regarding the return of Syrian refugees


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced the start of cooperation with Syrian President Bashar al Assad to return Syrian refugees to their areas”.

In a media interview, Çavuşoğlu said, “We started cooperating with the Syrian president to return the Syrian refugees to their areas”.

He added, “There’s a need to send the Syrian refugees to the areas under the control of the Syrian government”.

He added, “During the quadripartite meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow, a roadmap for the return of Syrian refugees was agreed upon… A tripartite meeting is being planned between the presidents of Türkiye, Russia and Syria”.

The Turkish Foreign Minister announced, last week, that “Türkiye will soon start forming a committee and drawing up a roadmap for normalizing its relations with Syria”.

Çavuşoğlu said, in statements to reporters, that Ankara had decided to draw up a road map, adding that a committee will be formed in the near future, including representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries, to start working on a road map.

Çavuşoğlu said, “We’re certainly won’t send all the refugees, because, we still need work force in our country”.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced, earlier, that the foreign ministers of Russia, Syria, Türkiye and Iran agreed to direct their deputies to prepare a roadmap to strengthen relations between Ankara and Damascus.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, “the ministers discussed objectively and frankly the issues of restoring Syrian-Turkish relations in various issues”.

The Russian Foreign Ministry added, “The participants agreed to assign deputy foreign ministers to prepare a road map for advancing relations between Türkiye and Syria, in coordination with the work of the ministries of defense and intelligence of the four countries”.

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