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Syria deal 'important step' to resolving crisis - Turkey foreign minister
February 12, 2016 / 9:44 AM / 2 years ago

Syria deal 'important step' to resolving crisis - Turkey foreign minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An agreement between major powers to cease hostilities in Syria to provide humanitarian aid is “an important step” toward resolving the crisis, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on his Twitter account on Friday.

The parties to the conflict should “embrace the opportunity” the deal provides to stop airstrikes, cease the targeting of civilians and offer humanitarian access, Cavusoglu said.

The United States, Russia and a more than a dozen other nations reached a deal in Munich on Friday that is aimed at eventually paving a way for a political transition in Turkey’s war-torn neighbour.

Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley and Daren Butler; editing by David Dolan

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