TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed to set up de-escalation zones in Syria for six months, negotiators for the three nations said in a joint statement on Sept. 15 after talks in Kazakhstan.

The zones will include, fully or partly, Eastern Ghouta, the provinces of Idlib, Homs, Latakia, Aleppo and Hama, according to the statement.

According to Hurriyet Daily, the six-month term may be extended in the future.

Russia, Iran and Turkey also agreed to deploy observers around the de-escalation zone in northern Syria’s Idlib region, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Sept. 15.

“Observers from these three countries will be deployed at check and observation points in safe zones that form the borders of the de-escalation zone,” the ministry said in a statement.