As Washington's talks with Moscow have focused on keeping the international aid flowing and reopening border crossings, Turkey holds a key position in the negotiations.
International humanitarian aid flowed through four border crossings on the Jordanian border under a UN Security Council decision.
The most pressing issue in the negotiations is keeping the Cilvegozu/Bab al-Hawa crossing on the Turkish border open.
A UN Security Council mandate to keep the crossing open will end by July 10, amid warnings by civic groups of a looming catastrophe.
Turkey, which has a critical position in the decision-making process over which crossings will be used for the flow of humanitarian aid, also stands as the main interlocutor in a possible Russian-American reconciliation.
Turkey opposes reopening al-Yarubiyah on the grounds that the aid flowing through the crossing will help the Kurdish-led administration in northeast Syria.
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