April 28, 2018 / 1:28 PM / 10 months ago

Turkey, Iran, Russia need to work with U.N. for Syria solution - Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gestures during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey need to work in coordination with the United Nations to ensure the legitimacy of any political solution in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday.

Speaking in a joint news conference with his Russian and Iranian counterparts, Cavusoglu also said the Kurdish YPG militia in the northern Syrian city of Manbij poses a threat to the territorial integrity of Syria as well as nearby Turkey.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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