Turkey wants Syria deadline in Geneva

Turkey wants Syria deadline in Geneva

 

Turkey is eager to set a deadline on talks between Syria’s warring parties when they convene next month in Geneva at a global conference

By Sevil Küçükkoşum

Turkey is working with key actors to prevent the Syrian regime from using negotiations as a tool to gain time for suppression.

Turkey is paying attention to three parameters for the upcoming international Geneva conference, which is expected to kick off in mid-June to find a diplomatic solution to Syria’s civil war, with top priority of setting “a deadline” to the negotiation process between the Bashar al-Assad regime and the Syrian opposition, concerned that al-Assad could turn the process into an exercise to gain time, a Turkish diplomat told the Hürriyet Daily News.