Turkey will continue to negotiate with Russia regarding the creation of a security zone in northern Syria, spokesman for Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy told reporters on Friday.
"We have been for a long time pointing to the need to create a buffer zone to ensure the security of refugees but our initiative was not supported," he noted. "We will continue to maintain contacts on the issue with our Russian partners. Presidents Erdogan and Putin will discuss it in Russia on January 23,” TASS reported quoting Hami Aksoy.
According to him, Ankara also "continues technical talks with Washington on the issue, which involve military and civilian officials.”
"A delegation from the Turkish Foreign Ministry headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal will discuss this issue with US colleagues in Washington on February 5," he added.