December 27, 2016 / 9:15 AM / a year ago

Russia says agreed with Turkey to push for ceasefire in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Russia and Turkey agreed in a telephone conversation on Tuesday to push for a ceasefire in Syria and to prepare for possible peace talks planned in the Kazakh capital of Astana, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Shops are open near damaged buildings in al-Rai town, northern Aleppo countryside, Syria December 25, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

During the conversation “the importance was stressed of a rapid completion of agreements on practical parameters to end military actions (in Syria), the separation of the moderate opposition from terrorist groups, and preparations for the meeting in Astana,” the statement said.

Reporting by Peter Hobson; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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