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    Turkey Welcomes Russia-US Deal on Syria Ceasefire, Ready to Provide Aid

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    Turkey welcomes an agreement on Syrian ceasefire reached by Russia and the United States, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) – On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new plan aimed at reducing violence in Syria, which includes a new ceasefire that will come into force on September 12.

    “We welcome with satisfaction the Russia-US deal on Syria. The ceasefire coming into force in the first days of Eid al-Adha holiday will be very important for the flow of humanitarian aid, first of all to Aleppo. Turkey is ready to take part in humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria within the United Nations framework,” the ministerial statement said.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the Syrian conflict with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu amid the recent Russia-US talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Saturday.

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