Second day of Syria peace talks begins in Astana

Baku, January 24, AZERTAC

Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed during ongoing peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana on a joint mechanism to guard against cease-fire violations in Syria, a source told Anadolu Agency.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media, said the countries will jointly monitor the cease-fire through the mechanism and ensure its implementation.

Moreover, the countries involved in the mechanism will use their influence on violating parties to stop the attacks, the source added.

The tripartite mechanism is expected to be mentioned in the final declaration, which will be released at the end of the talks.

Peace talks aimed at ending the Syrian conflict entered the second day on Tuesday in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

The meeting is due to last until Tuesday evening, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said. However, the duration will be extended if need be.

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