Erdogan: Turkey aims to send aid convoy to Aleppo on Monday

September 12, 2016 10:03

ISTANBUL - Turkey aims to send more than 30 trucks of food, children's clothes and toys to the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, with a truce negotiated between the United States and Russia due to come into effect at sundown, officials said.

Speaking after attending Eid al-Adha prayers, President Tayyip Erdogan said the initial 48-hour ceasefire could be extended by a week and then again for a further period if it held, and the aim was to establish "first class peace".

"Today after sunset, whether it is the UN or our Red Crescent, they will send food, toys and clothing to the people, mainly in Aleppo, through the predetermined corridors," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul.

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