Turkey says Syria safe zones cover Idlib, parts of Aleppo, Latakia and Homs

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Russia, Turkey and Iran signed on Thursday a memorandum on creating safe zones in Syria, while the delegation of the armed Syrian opposition walked out and shouted angrily after a new round of peace talks held in the Kazakh capital Astana.

Turkey‘s foreign ministry said on Thursday an agreement reached in Kazakhstan to create safe zones inside Syria will cover all of Idlib province, as well as parts of Aleppo, Latakia and Homs.

It said the deal would ban all use of weapons in those areas, and allow humanitarian aid to be brought in.

Russia, Turkey and Iran act as guarantors of the Astana peace process.

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said that next Syria peace talks would be held in Astana in mid-July.

– Reuters