A high-level Turkish delegation is set to visit Russia this weekend to discuss recent developments in Syria, Justice and Development Party [rulling party] spokesman Omer Celik said at a news conference in the capital Ankara on December 26.
According to Celik, the delegation, including Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, presidential aide Ibrahim Kalin, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and intelligence chief Hakan Fidan, will be in Moscow on December 29.
US President Donald Trump announced that his country is going to withdraw troops from Syria on December 19. This decision weakened position of US-backed Kurdish armed groups, which operate in northern Syria. Ankara sees thse groups as terrorist organizations and are concentrating forces for a possible military operation against them.
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