Russia closely coordinates its actions in Syria with Turkey, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, she said: "We closely coordinate our views and the implementation of a concrete policy in Syria with our Turkish colleagues, both in foreign policy and in military counter-terrorist operations on the ground," she said.
Zakharova also announced, that a meeting in the Astana format, regarding further efforts to restore the peace in Syria, will take place in Moscow "in the nearest time".
"The three guarantor countries of the Astana format maintain intensive contacts through various channels. Of particular importance are the meetings of heads of state, as well as foreign and defense ministers. Cooperation is carried out both on a bilateral and trilateral basis. I can say that such contacts are planned in the near future, they will take place in Moscow," she said.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had informed about a scheduled visit to Moscow in late December.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on protesters with unexpected ferocity.
By Elena Teslova in Moscow