US envoy discusses the Syrian issue with the Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — On Friday, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sadat Onal discussed with James Jeffrey, the US special envoy to Syria, issues related to Syrian affairs.

Turkish diplomatic sources told Anatolia that the meeting took place at the headquarters of the Turkish Foreign Ministry in the capital, Ankara.

She pointed out that during the meeting, officials discussed the situation in Idlib governorate, northwestern Syria, and the areas of Operation “Peace Spring” and east of the Euphrates.

The two sides also discussed the political process related to the activities of the Syrian Constitutional Committee and the situation of foreign terrorist fighters.

It also addressed negotiations related to UN Security Council Resolution 2165 to allow the entry of humanitarian aid into Syria through border crossings, according to the sources.

The sources confirmed that “Onal” conveyed to Jeffrey Turkey’s position on these issues, noting that the two sides exchanged views on the military and humanitarian situation on the ground.

She showed that Onal and Jeffrey also discussed developments in Iraq and Libya.

On Wednesday, the US State Department announced that Jeffrey will visit Turkey on Thursday to meet with senior Turkish officials and figures from the Syrian opposition.

She stated that Jeffrey would then go to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to meet high-ranking officials, to discuss the recent situation in Syria and Iraq.


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