The parties attending the 14th round of high-level meetings on Syria have emphasized the importance of fully implementing the Turkey-Russia deal in northeastern Syria.
Representative delegations of guarantor states in the Astana peace process, namely Turkey, Russia and Iran, met for the 14th round of peace talks in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan, formerly Astana, on Dec. 10-11. They discussed developments on the ground, particularly the eastern parts of the Euphrates River and Idlib as well as the current state of affairs in the political process.
At the end of the meetings, participants agreed to reject all attempts that threaten Syria’s territorial integrity and the national security of neighboring countries while objecting all attempts to create new realities on the ground under the pretext of combating terrorism, including illegitimate self-rule initiatives.
They also expressed opposition to illegal seizure and transfer of oil revenues and emphasized the importance of fully implementing the memorandum of understanding that was signed on Oct. 22, 2019, between Turkey and Russia to stabilize the situation east of the Euphrates, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
On Oct. 9, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria, east of the Euphrates River in order to secure Turkey's borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria's territorial integrity.
On Oct. 22, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin signed a deal under which PKK-linked terrorists will pull back 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) south of Turkey's border with northern Syria, and security forces from Turkey and Russia will conduct joint patrols 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the Turkish border.
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