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 defence officials will travel to Russia for follow-up talks on Wednesday, Cavusoglu also said.