Erdoğan Spokesman: Turkey Talking to Russia For Aleppo Ceasefire
Turkey is in talks with Russia about implementing a ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s spokesman said on Thursday.
Ibrahim Kalın told a press conference in the Turkish capital Ankara that Syrian regime forces in Aleppo are carrying out crimes against humanity and war crimes, Reuters reported.
He also said that the ceasefire would include permitting humanitarian aid in for civilians trapped in the city.
Kalin’s remarks came during Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s visit to Russia, where he has declared Turkish-Russian ties to be on the mend following a November 2015 warplane incident.
Yıldırım also said on Wednesday that Russia and Turkey are working for a solution to the Syrian conflict. He blamed the Syrian regime for the continued fighting, saying that when it comes to negotiations the “regime representatives are not honest on this issue.”
“It would be useful for Russia to be more effective against the regime, but we are continuing our common efforts,” Yildirim told RIA Novosti.
“We need to enable the ceasefire and extend more help to the harmed people,” he added.