Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu commented on the meeting of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg to the AA News Agency reporters.
The visit of the Turkish delegation headed by the President of Turkey to the Russian Federation was one of the steps in the continuing process of relations improvement. August 10, another Turkish delegation will go to St. Petersburg for further talks on the situation in Syria according to Mevlut Cavusoglu.
“Turkey and Russia have had certain mechanisms in resolving the Syrian issue. These mechanisms operated at the level of the Foreign Ministry, Intelligence Services and the military. And now we are building a trilateral mechanism. This evening another Turkish delegation will travel to St Petersburg. The delegation includes the representatives of the Foreign Ministry and the Defense Ministry, in addition to the Chairman of the Intelligence Services. In a little while we will implement it at a higher level, with the participation of the Foreign Ministers.”
According to the Head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, the views of Russia and Turkey converge in three points on the Syrian issue: Ceasefire, political solution and humanitarian assistance.
As QHA reported earlier, on Tuesday, August 9, the Presidents of Turkey and Russia held a first meeting in St. Petersburg following an ebb in bilateral relations.