UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura gave his thoughts on the ongoing conflict in the country while speaking at a TRT event called ‘Envisioning Peace and Security in a Fragmented World’ in Istanbul on Thursday.
During his talk, Mistura said that a misunderstanding between regional and international powers in Syria would be potentially catastrophic.
“That is dangerous and that is bad. But there is also potential for a wake up call,” he said, before citing the recent developments in Idlib.
Mistura also welcomed attempts at diplomatic negotiations while saying that it may not be possible to solve the conflict through purely political means.
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