UNSC adopts resolution endorsing ceasefire

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UNSC adopts resolution endorsing ceasefire in Syria Members of the United Nations Security Council vote at the United Nations headquarters on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

As the year comes to an end there is a flurry of action regarding the war in Syria. There was a new year’s phone call between the presidents of Russia and Iran.

And the United Nations Security Council’s last meeting of 2016 endorses a roadmap for peace. But some rebels say they might walk away from this week’s fragile ceasefire if violations continue.

CGTN’s John Terrett reports.

UNSC adopts resolution endorsing ceasefire

As the year comes to an end there is a flurry of action regarding the war in Syria. There was a new year's phone call between the presidents of Russia and Iran. And the United Nations Security Council's last meeting of 2016 endorses a roadmap for peace. But some rebels say they might walk away from this week's fragile ceasefire if violations continue. CGTN's John Terrett reports.


Turkey suggests UN and US could join negotiations

Turkey also plays a major role, as the main backer of the opposition. It has replaced the United States, which is sidelined.

However, Turkey’s Prime Minister says the U.S. led coalition can still participate in the talks, barring any groups involved in terrorism.

CGTN’S Natalie Carney reports.

Turkey suggests UN and US could join negotiations

Turkey also plays a major role, as the main backer of the opposition. It has replaced the United States, which is sidelined. However, Turkey's Prime Minister says the U.S. led coalition can still participate in the talks, barring any groups involved in terrorism. CGTN'S Natalie Carney reports.