The leaders of Russia, Turkey, France and Germany will hold a meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara to discuss several matters related to the Syrian crisis, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters upon his return from New York, on September 28.
“We will hold a four-party summit in Istanbul, which will involve Turkey, Russia, Germany and France. Preliminary talks on this issue have already taken place, now a date needs to be fixed,” the Russian news agency TASS quoted Erdogan as saying.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel revealed that the four countries are working to hold the meeting during October and told reporters that the situation in Syria, especially in the governorate of Idlib, is still unstable.
“We are in favor of a four-way meeting with the presidents of Turkey, Russia and France and myself because the situation [in Syria] is still fragile,” Merkel said according the New Indian Express.
Last week, Russia and Turkey reached a deconfliction agreement on Idlib. If implemented, the agreement can prevent a military operation in this region. However, key radical groups on the ground are yet to accept the agreement.