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Turkey, Syria, Iran to hold 'technical talks' in Russia next week

The technical meeting is aimed at achieving progress in the stalled high-level dialogue process between Ankara and Damascus. 
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ANKARA — Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday that Ankara and Damascus would hold low-level talks next week in a bid to continue political dialogue between the Turkish and Syrian governments.

Speaking at a joint presser with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian who paid a solidarity visit to Turkey after the Feb. 6 earthquakes, Cavusoglu said Iran would also join the talks that will be below the ministerial level. The parties are working on preparations for a possible ministerial meeting between Cavusoglu and his Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in a four-way format, but only if the upcoming meetings in Russia make progress.

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