Following talks between Presidents Putin and Erdogan in St Petersburg and the normalization of bilateral relations, Russia and Turkey moved to build a joint mechanism on Syria. The first bilateral meeting on Syria will be held on August 11.Looks like Russia and Turkey are serious about tackling Syria, even though their positions are quite far apart at this point.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stressed that there remains a significant divergence in Russian and Turkish approaches to the situation in Syria, but that both countries “are on the same page” regarding the declaration of the nationwide ceasefire, on providing humanitarian aid, and on finding a political solution. Russia, for its part, insists that only the Syrian people have the right to determine their government, while Turkey still insists that “Assad must go”.Nsnbc International
Russia & Turkey Launch Joint Syria Mechanism