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Turkey has been fiercely opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during his country's six-year-old civil war but has recently been working with his allies Russian Federation and Iran for a political resolution to the conflict.

Recent Idlib offensive of the regime, with support of Russian Federation and Iran, escalated tension between the three countries, which were able to successfully calm down clashes through the Astana process.

Russian Federation and Iran have backed Syrian regime while Turkey has supported its foes, but, despite the differences, they struck a deal in 2017 to set up de-escalation zones in Syria, helping reduce fighting.

"Russia and Iran must stop the Syrian regime".

However, Syrian regime forces, with Russian backing have stepped up attacks trying to regain control of the area controlled by the rebels. "They have a different intention".

A previous attempt in November to convene talks in Sochi failed due to disagreements between the prospective participants.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had warned Russian Federation and Iran they should adhere to the joint accord they signed with Turkey a year ago in which the three countries announced a "de-escalation zone" in Idlib.

Ankara believes YPG fighters are linked with Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) separatists inside Turkey, responsible for waging armed campaign since 1984 causing death to more than 40,000 people.

The Syria issue was discussed when Kosnett was summoned to the ministry, the source said.

The YPG has received arms shipments and training from the U.S., in a move that angered Turkey which considers the Kurdish forces to be a "terrorist group" that threatens its security.

Turkey has accused the Syrian government of using the presence of the Nusra Front, which now fights under the banner of the Tahrir al-Sham alliance, as an excuse to attack civilians and moderate opposition groups.

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