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    Syria Peace Talks in Astana Postponed Until February 16

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    The start of a fresh round of consultations on Syria peace process in Astana has been delayed until February 16 as delegations of the Syrian armed opposition and Turkey have not yet arrived in the Kazakh capital, Syria's state television said Tuesday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The talks in Astana have been originally scheduled for February 15-16 in behind-closed-doors format followed by a joint news conference with participation of representatives from attending delegations.

    Delegations from Russia, Iran, Syrian government and invited UN officials have already arrived in Astana.

    The first round of Astana talks on Syrian crisis settlement brought together the representatives of the Syrian government and the armed opposition groups for the first time in the six years of the Syrian war. As a result of the talks, Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish a trilateral mechanism to monitor the ceasefire that came into effect on December 30, 2016.

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