Turning Point Reached in Syrian Crisis – Veniamin Popov

Veniamin Popov, coordinator of the Russia Islamic World strategic vision group has shared his views on what helped to reverse the tide in the fight against ISIS.


The successful air campaign by the Russian military against ISIS helped to regain momentum and paved the way for a breakthrough in relations between Russia, Turkey and Iran, the Federal News Agency quotes Veniamin Popov, coordinator of the Russia Islamic World strategic vision group, as saying.


"We are witnessing a critical turning point in the Syrian crisis when there is an opportunity to unite forces of a number of countries against one enemy – ISIS – and to bring the war that turned life into a nightmare for the majority of the Syrian population to an end," said Mr. Popov.

The Syrian talks in Astana are expected to take place on Feb 15-16. The stakeholders will have a chance to discuss ways to ensure a sustainable ceasefire and sanctions for those who might seek to violate it.