ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A transition towards peace in Syria that involves President Bashar al-Assad is “impossible” as the country’s opposition will not accept him, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.
Cavusoglu also confirmed Turkey had prepared an agreement towards a ceasefire.
Turkish state media earlier said Turkey and Russia had agreed on a proposal toward a general ceasefire in Syria.
(This version of the story fixes spelling of Turkish foreign minister’s name in first and second paragraphs)
Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Ece Toksabay; Writing by David Dolan; editing by John Stonestreet