Turkey, Russia, Germany, France to discuss Syria in Istanbul on October 27: Erdogan spokesperson

France says the summits aims to avoid a new humanitarian disaster

Reuters October 19, 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (R). PHOTO: AFP

ANKARA: A four-way summit between the leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France on the conflict in Syria will be held in Istanbul on Oct 27, the spokesperson for President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday.

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Ibrahim Kalin said the latest developments in Syria’s militant-held Idlib province and the political process for the resolution of the conflict would be discussed at the summit, adding that the sides would aim to coordinate joint efforts, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.

Aimed at avoiding new humanitarian disaster

The leaders of these four countries will meet to discuss the war in Syria and identify ways of avoiding a humanitarian catastrophe in the Idlib region, the French presidency said on Friday.

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President Emmanuel Macron’s office said Paris wanted to ensure a ceasefire in Idlib remained in place to prevent a new exodus of refugees and to provide new momentum for peace talks.


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