Turkish FM: Syria, Israel ”forming common ground”
Turkey said on Tuesday the indirect peace talks it is mediating between Israel and Syria could be upgraded to face-to-face encounters if progress is made. Israel and Syria announced last week they had started a dialogue with the aim of a comprehensive peace.
"A common ground is now being formed and that common ground is considered to be satisfactory by both sides," Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan told a news conference in Brussels. "If meaningful and concrete developments take place in these mediated talks, it will be possible at that time to have direct meetings between the two sides," added Babacan.
However, according to Reuters, he noted: "We are at the very beginning of this process and it is not going to be an easy one."