Turkey, Russia have similar views on Syria ceasefire: Turkish minister

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addresses the media in Ankara, Turkey, July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia have similar views on the need for a ceasefire in Syria, the provision of humanitarian aid, and a political solution to end the crisis, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the state-run Anadolu agency on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Syrian conflict at a meeting in St Petersburg on Tuesday. A Turkish delegation including foreign ministry, military and defense officials will travel to Russia for follow-up talks on Wednesday, Cavusoglu also said.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and David Dolan; Writing by Nick Tattersall