Leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran to discuss Syria in Istanbul: Turkish source

Thursday, February 08, 2018

 

FILE PHOTO – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani together with his counterparts, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan, attend a joint news conference following their meeting in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

 

Reuters Staff

 

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey and Russia agreed on Wednesday that their next three-way summit with Iran to discuss the conflict in Syria will be held in Istanbul, a Turkish presidential source said.

The source said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin also agreed in a telephone call to speed up the establishment of military observation posts in Syria’s Idlib region, and discussed the humanitarian situation in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus.

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