ASTANA (Sputnik) — Sedat Onal headed the Turkish delegation at the first round of Astana talks in January. However, the last meeting in mid-February was attended only by the foreign ministry experts from the Turkish side.
"Turkey is going to send a Foreign Ministry's Deputy Undersecretary, " the source said.
Head of Damascus delegation Bashar Jaafari criticized such low level of representation and said it did not correspond to Turkey's status as one of the ceasefire guarantor states, expressing hope the next round of Astana talks would be attended by same people who came to the Kazakh capital in January.
According to Sputnik's source, Iran will be represented again by Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari.
The second round of the Astana talks took place on February 15-16, with the participants agreeing to set up a ceasefire monitoring group, encompassing Iran, Russia and Turkey, that would report to the United Nations.
The third round of intra-Syrian talks in Astana will take place on March 14-15, with the consultations to be held on the first day and the plenary session to take place on Wednesday.