Turkey and Russia cooperate on issues of the ceasefire regime in Syria and normalization of the situation in Aleppo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday at a news conference after the Group pf Twenty (G20) summit in China, shown on the TRT TV channel.




“We cooperate with the coalition, more with the NATO countries. But we also develop cooperation with Russia, especially on the region of Aleppo. The work is underway to urgently ensure the ceasefire regime observance in the region,” he said.


According to Erdogan, “the Russian, US and Turkish foreign ministers discuss this topic.” “I hope that before the Eid al-Adha holidays (September 11) this will be done, and the Aleppo population will be saved from the bombs. We want to achieve this goal”, he said.


Answering the question about the success of the military operation Euphrates Shield, Erdogan said that Turkey’s border area has been “fully cleared of terrorists.” He added that “the operation does not threaten Syria’s territorial integrity.”