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Çavuşoğlu, Lavrov speak over phone

Turkish foreign minister in a phone call with his Russian counterpart discussed the upcoming meeting between the presidents of two countries, according to diplomatic sources on March 1.

Turkey's Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Russia's Sergey Lavrov discussed the agenda of the forthcoming meeting between the two leaders, state-run Anadolu Agency cited anonymous sources as saying.

Russian delegation to visit Turkey

A delegation from Russia is expected to visit Turkey on Feb. 8, amid heightened tensions between Ankara and Damascus, Turkey's top diplomat has said.

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Feb. 7 said that a Russian delegation will visit Turkey on Feb. 9 to discuss the recent developments in Idlib.

Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement, conflicts commenced

After it was announced that Haftar had left Moscow without signing an agreement on a ceasefire in Libya between forces loyal to Haftar and an official government backed by the United Nations, the NATO bombing of Libya began, said Sergey Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister.

Meeting for Libya peace starts in Moscow

Moscow is hosting a series of negotiations on Jan. 12 to find a solution to the Libya crisis.

The top diplomats and defense chiefs of Russia and Turkey gathered in the Russian capital to assist the talks between Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya's U.N.-recognized government in Tripoli, and Khalifa Haftar, eastern Libya-based military commander.

Beijing opposes military adventurism risks heightening tension in region

China voiced opposition to the abuse of military force by the U.S. in Iraq, days after a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad and a senior Iraqi figure.

The statement by Foreign Minister Wang Yi came after he spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to discuss the tension in the Middle East, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.