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Tripartite summit on Syria held in Ankara

Turkish, Russian and Iranian presidents to hold joint news conference

Tripartite summit on Syria held in Ankara Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani (L) pose for a photo in front of the countries' national flags ahead of the Turkey-Russia-Iran Tripartite summit in Ankara, Turkey on April 4, 2018.

By Ilkay Guder


A tripartite summit on Syria was held Wednesday in the capital Ankara with the participation of Turkish, Russian and Iranian presidents.

The first tripartite summit was held in the Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi on Nov. 22, 2017, to discuss progress made in the Astana peace talks and changes in de-escalation zones across Syria.

The closed-door meeting among Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani started at 13.32 p.m. local time (1032GMT) and lasted around one hour and 40 minutes.

A joint statement will be released following the joint news conference.

Continuation of the ongoing cease-fire in Syria, territorial integrity of the country and preventing the cease-fire violations were expected to top the agenda.

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