Turkey welcomes Syria plan but not optimistic on peace talks: deputy PM

February 23, 2016 11:51 AM

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Turkey welcomes Syria plan but not optimistic on peace talks: deputy PM

ANKARA Turkey welcomes plans for a halt to fighting in Syria but is not optimistic about a positive outcome to talks on a political transition, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Tuesday.

Kurtulmus said Ankara had reservations concerning actions which Russian forces could take against Syria's moderate opposition and civilians.

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