Presidents of Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold Syria summit next week

Turkish president Erdoğan will visit Iran on September 7 to participate in the trilateral Russia-Turkey-Iran summit on Syria
Monday, 27 August 2018 20:54

The presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey will meet on September 7 in Iran for their third tripartite summit on seeking to end the conflict in Syria, Turkish state television said Monday.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will travel to Iran to meet with his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani, state-run TRT Haber television said.

The Kremlin said nearly two weeks ago that Russian President Vladimir Putin may take part in a meeting with Erdoğan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the beginning of September.

The three leaders met in April in Ankara, where they discussed developments in Syria.

A major item on the agenda at the summit is expected to be the jihadist-held northwestern Syrian province of Idlib which Syrian army wants to re-capture. Turkish AKP government has backed jihadist seeking to oust Assad and claimed a military operation to take Idlib risks provoking a humanitarian "catastrophe."