Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani

Ankara hosts the fifth summit of the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran on Syria

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Ankara will host the next meeting of the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran on the Syrian conflict on 16th of September.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani will discuss the prospects for a political settlement of the Syrian conflict.

Particular emphasis will be placed on the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria.

Following the talks, the heads of guarantor countries of the Astana process will make a joint statement and speak to media representatives.

The summit program also provides for bilateral meetings.

Putin and Erdogan, in turn, will discuss issues of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Turkey.  Speaking about the agenda of this meeting, Ushakov did not rule out that the presidents of Russia and Turkey could discuss issues related to new contracts for the supply of Russian weapons.

The trilateral meeting in Ankara will be the fifth for the presidents of the guarantor countries of the Astana process.

The first summit of the Russian Federation, Iran and Turkey on Syria was held in November 2017 in Sochi.  According to its results, the heads of state said that the creation of de-escalation zones in Syria should not undermine territorial integrity and violate the sovereignty of the country, and also called on the Syrian government and opposition forces to participate in the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue.

Then, talks between the presidents of the three countries on the Syrian settlement took place in Ankara (in April 2018), Tehran (in September 2018) and Sochi (in February 2019).

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