Turkish FM, John Kery discuss Syrian situation ahead of Geneva II

imgIn a phone call on Wednesday Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and US Secretary of State John Kerry assessed the current situation in Syria, and Kerry briefed the Turkish foreign minister on his Jan. 13 meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Paris, where the two also discussed developments in Syria.

Kerry and Davutoğlu also exchanged views on preparations for the upcoming international conference, Geneva II. As one of the countries most affected by the ongoing Syrian civil war, Turkey has intensified contact with Syria’s neighboring countries ahead of the conference, which aims to bring the opposition and the Syrian regime together to bring an end to the war.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has also reiterated recently that Turkey hope the mistakes made at the Geneva I conference will not be repeated at Geneva II and that an era without Assad will start at the end of the conference.

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