The UN Security Council endorses Russian-Turkish Syrian peace effort

The UN Security Council Saturday adopted a resolution supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the violence in Syria and encourage the continuation of peace talks. The Russians are also keen on UN involvement in the peace talks between Damascus and the opposition due to take place on Jan. 15 in Kazakhstan, promising to supplement the UN peace effort, not replace it. Moscow is seeking to involve regional players such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan.

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