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A Syrian boy who has been evacuated from eastern Aleppo, stands in line with a painted face, to receive food aid inside a shelter in government controlled Jibreen area in Aleppo, Syria December 1, 2016. Reuters/Omar Sanadiki

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed on Thursday that Turkey and Russia agreed to a ceasefire in Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said that the opposing camps acknowledged that ceasefire is needed for the tragedy to come to an end.

The Russian government is known for backing up Syria's President Bashar al-Assad while Turkey supports the rebel factions fighting against the Syrian leader. However, the two countries viewed that a ceasefire is needed for humanitarian aid to be delivered in Aleppo. Cavusoglu said that his country wanted to deepen cooperation with its opposing country.

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Lavrov said that normalisation of ties between the two nations must be achieved fast. However, he also emphasised that his country will continue supporting the Syrian government until its city is able to stamp out IS and other extremists.

"Our president's, our views on Assad are known. We know that Assad is responsible for the deaths of 600,000 people. We may at times have different views on Assad with Russia, that is natural but in general on ceasefire, on humanitarian aid and a political solution — we are in agreement with Russia," Cavusoglu said, according to ABC News.

Although the two countries have different views on Syria's conflict, when it comes to fighting the Islamic State group, their interests converge, at least in theory.

The conflict divided the city of Aleppo where the government controlled the western part of the city while the rebels controlled the eastern part. Currently, civilians are displaced from their homes in rebel-held areas. UN officials verified that at least 250,000 people were under sieged and they were besieged for nearly 150 days. However, instead of humanitarian aid coming to the area, civilians experienced an intensified fighting and aerial bombardment. On Wednesday, there were 51 civilians reportedly killed as they tried to flee the Jibb al-Qubba area.