Ergogan announces Istanbul summit on Syria

Ergogan announces Istanbul summit on Syria

The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France will convene in October in Istanbul to work on a solution to the ongoing conflict in war-torn Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. 

"A quartet summit will be held in Istanbul with Russia, Germany, France and Turkey. I have spoken to [French President Emmanuel] Macron, he has a positive approach to it. [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel said 'there are elections on Oct. 14 in Bavaria, let's do it after that,'" Erdogan said, stressing that the quartet summit "was significant and an important step."

Erdoğan was in Germany between Sept. 27 and 29, where he held meetings on bilateral relations and regional issues with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Daily Sabah reported.

In a press conference on Friday with Erdogan in Berlin, Chancellor Merkel had said the situation in Syria, including the recent developments in northwestern Idlib province were discussed during the bilateral meetings. 

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