Turkey Confirms Ceasefire, Evacuation Deal Reached In Aleppo
ANKARA, , (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 14th Dec, 2016 ) - Turkey confirmed Tuesday that a ceasefire deal was agreed following talks between the Syrian opposition and Russia, which would mean rebels evacuating from war-ravaged eastern Aleppo.
The agreement comes as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is close to recapturing all of east Aleppo, which rebels have held since 2012. "We can confirm there is a ceasefire in the city after talks between Russian military and the opposition in eastern Aleppo," Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu told reporters.
"Our nation spent weeks trying to secure a humanitarian corridor. These efforts in the last days increased," Muftuoglu added. He warned that such a fragile situation in Syria required caution, although Turkey was pleased with the step taken to secure the ceasefire.