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    All consequences of a failed military coup in Turkey will positively influence Syria, as it will undermine Ankara's influence on internal affairs of Damascus, Qadri Jamil, one of the leaders of the Syrian Popular Front for Change and Liberation, said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Late on Friday, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup took place in the country. The coup attempt was suppressed by early Saturday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stating that all overthrow supporters were identified and would be apprehended as the country was returning to normal life. Over 290 people were killed and hundreds were injured during the events, while nearly 6,000 people have already been detained.

    "Whatever happens in Turkey will have a positive role, a positive influence on Syria, because Turkey's possibilities to act a role in Syrian affairs will be weakened," Jamil said during a press conference in Moscow.

    Containing and liquidating the Nusra Front in Syria will speed up the resumption of Geneva peace talks on the war-torn country's reconciliation, Qadri Jamil said.

    "If we can isolate al-Nusra Front because it equals to Daesh after all, then we can liquidate it once and for all and give a big boost to Geneva conference," Jamil said during a press conference in Moscow.

    He added that all conditions currently exist for the political process on Syria's reconciliation to be a success.


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