ANKARA - Turkey welcomed consultations between Russia and Syrian opposition in Moscow, which aims to resume talks in 2015 to end the long-running conflict, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.
"All relevant parties should be included in the process. No country should be isolated. Russia and Iran should be part of the efforts," Cavusoglu said at a joint press conference with visiting Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov.
He stressed that Turkey recognized Syrian National Coalition (SNC) as the representative of the Syrian opposition.
The Turkish foregin minister's remarks came over a Russian initiative to hold a dialogue between representatives of the Syrian government and opposition parties to figure out a political solution to the country's long-running conflict.
Official Russian media said that a four-day meeting is scheduled to be held between representatives of the Syrian government and opposition parties in Moscow by the end of next January.
Earlier in December, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told ITAR TASS news agency that the opportunities to resume dialogue on the Syrian crisis are being improved, expressing optimism to launch the dialogue between the Syrians. (Xinhua)