The Turkish foreign Minister proposed talks on Syria in Astana

Scheduled talks in Astana on settling the Syrian conflict could not take place, if not will be observed the ceasefire. This was at the briefing said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, reports Anadolu.

It is planned that the negotiations with the participation of Russia and Turkey will be held on January 23. “If we don’t stop increasing the number of violations [of the ceasefire], the talks in Astana can fall,” said çavuşoğlu.

He accused the parties supporting the regime including Lebanese Hizbollah, in violation of the truce, which is valid from December 30. The Minister also urged Iran to put pressure on the Shiite militias that support the Syrian government.

Cavusoglu said that Russia and Turkey are working on the issue of sanctions against parties that violate the ceasefire.

Astana will meet the participants of the Syrian conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin 29 December 2016 announced the signing between the Syrian government and the armed opposition of the agreement on cease-fire in Syria. He stressed that the agreement was the result of the work of Russia and Turkey.

The agreement began to operate at midnight on November 30. However, the next day, the defense Ministry announced the violations of the cease-fire. The head of the Ministry Sergei Shoigu warned that organisations that did not stop the fighting, go to the category of terrorist.

On the eve of the Syrian opposition announced the suspension of preparations for peace talks in Astana. The statement was signed by groups that included in the “Free Syrian army”.