Turkey, Russia, Iran to hold summit on Syria in August

July 5, 2019

TEHRAN - Ankara will host a trilateral summit with the participation of Russia and Iran in August, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday.

"The meeting will mainly be on Idlib and other parts of Syria, on the general security situation, transition processes, constitutional commission and resettlement," he said after a cabinet meeting in the capital Ankara, Daily Sabah reported on Thursday.

Kalin also said that there would be another meeting with Russian, German and French leaders in two months.

"During the G20 summit it was agreed upon that a four-party summit just like the one from last year will be held in Istanbul hosted by our president. A quadruple summit is planned before going to the UN General Assembly," he said.

Kalin said Syria and regional issues will be discussed in these meetings.

Turkey, Russia and Iran are cooperating as part of the Astana process to bring peace and stability to war-torn Syria. Officials from the three countries most recently met in the newly renamed Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan in April.

The first meeting of the Astana process was in Turkey in January 2017 to bring all warring parties in the Syrian conflict to the table to facilitate UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.
The Astana talks support the establishment of a UN-backed constitutional committee in Syria to find a political solution.

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