Russian Federation to Contain Iranian-Turkish Dispute in Syria

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said they discussed a possible meeting between Putin, Erdogan, and Iranian President Hassan Rohani, but that no date was agreed.

President Rouhani hailed two countries' high-level talks on the expansion of bilateral, regional and worldwide cooperation, saying that the two governments are willing to develop and strengthen relations as two friendly and brother neighboring countries.

The Iranian president also expressed Iran's readiness to contribute to efforts to tackle regional problems through expanding its cooperation with Turkey. "We need to have good relations with Turkey", he added.

Putin and Erdogan discussed what the Kremlin said was "the importance of continuing the joint work of Russia, Turkey, and Iran" on Syria.

In his press conference on Tuesday, Rouhani had wished that Turkey would stop the ongoing Turkish military operation in northern Syria, saying that it only increases tension in the war-torn country.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Tehran for an official visit on Wednesday and before meeting Iran's president, he met and talked with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Tensions between Ankara and Washington have risen in recent weeks, as Turkey strongly condemned the US military support for the terrorist PYD/PKK group in northwestern Syria, and launched a military operation against terrorist targets in Afrin on January 20.

Turkey has expressed concerns over the Syrian regime's intensified attacks on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta involving the use of chlorine bombs and informed Russian Federation and Iran - the regime's main allies - about its disturbance.

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