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Syria called the Astana process (with the participation of Russia, Iran and Turkey) a viable format for interaction between the participants. The only appeal was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic, Faisal Mikdad, to Ankara with a request to take the obligations taken on “more seriously”.

“Our friends, both Russia and Iran, know our needs very well. They have always supported our demands. In my opinion, they are on the right side, and Syria supports the Astana process. Why? Because this is the only viable format within which real results have been achieved,” Mikdad said in an interview with RIA Novosti on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The Minister noted that thanks to the Astana process, many achievements have become possible. At the same time, the only problem that has to be faced is Turkey and its fulfillment of its obligations. During the General Assembly, the head of the Syrian Foreign Ministry did not meet with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. There is virtually no dialogue between countries on normalizing relations.

“There are no negotiations. No contacts. There is nothing. At least at the level of foreign ministers,” Mikdad added.

On September 19, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov said that Russia considers the idea of ​​organizing a meeting of the Turkish and Syrian Foreign Ministers useful and supports it. He added that if the parties wish, Moscow is ready to receive representatives of the two countries and contribute to the negotiation process.

On September 12, the head of the international committee of the Syrian parliament, Butrus Marzhan, announced to Izvestia that Syria was ready to restore relations with Turkey. According to him, provided that Ankara “stops its occupation of northern Syrian regions and does not provide support to terrorist groups in Syria,” the countries could establish ties.

On August 23, Foreign Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic (SAR) Faisal Mikdad said that Turkey must leave Syria in order for relations between Ankara and Damascus to be restored. The efforts that will be made to withdraw Turkish troops from Syria is the only way to stabilize the situation in the country, he stressed.

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