This newest Russia-Turkey
mediated cease-fire is the latest in recent cooperation between the two
countries following a deal they reached for the evacuation of opposition
fighters from the northern city of Aleppo earlier this month.
(Syria)—[ http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2016/december/russia-turke y-work-to-create-lasting-ceasefire-in-syria - CBN News ]
Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkey and Russia have put together
a plan to end the fighting throughout the entire nation starting as
early as midnight tonight. (Photo via CBN News)
The report said a plan for peace would be presented to all sides of
the Syria conflict and the parties aim for a cease-fire that would come
into force "in all regions" where fighting between pro-government forces
and opposition groups is taking place.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has yet to make an official statement
about the cease-fire but said the United Nations envoy for Syria
promised to help negotiate.
The Turkish news agency said a peace process in Kazakhstan's capital
of Astana would follow under Russia and Turkey's leadership if the
cease-fire is successful. However, it said that terror organizations
would be completely left out of the cease-fire agreement.
Syrian rebel forces have yet to agree on the Russian-Turkish brokered
cease-fire, saying they must first read the terms of agreement.
Rebels have spoken up in the past against proposals that would allow
the government to continue its offensives around the outskirts of the
"It is difficult to accept or refuse the matter before we look at the details, of course," one rebel forces spokesperson said.
Officials are waiting for a final agreement.
This newest Russia-Turkey mediated cease-fire is the latest in recent
cooperation between the two countries following a deal they reached for
the evacuation of opposition fighters from the northern city of Aleppo
earlier this month.