Putin to discuss situation in Syria in Ankara with Erdogan and Rouhani

Putin to discuss situation in Syria in Ankara with Erdogan and Rouhani

The Russian president will be discussing the situation in Idlib province and in the northeast of Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin went to Turkish Ankara, where a tripartite summit on Syria will be held on September 16. 

The Russian president will be discussing the situation in Idlib province and in the northeast of Syria, where tensions remain due to the presence of terrorists, with the leaders of Iran and Turkey. The leaders will also talk about the humanitarian situation, assistance to refugees and the restoration of infrastructure.

According to the Kremlin, Putin plans to talk separately with each of the leaders in the meeting. He will discuss joint energy projects with Recep Tayyip Erdogan – the construction of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant and the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. With Hassan Rouhani Putin will discuss the Iranian nuclear program and how to maintain the relevant agreement after the US withdrew from the deal.

According to the administration of the Turkish President, this time the meeting will be held in the historical palace of Cankaya, which was previously the residence of the Turkish Prime Minister, as well as the President of the Republic until 2014.

Moscow expects that the Syria summit in the Turkish capital will open the way for a meeting in Istanbul with the participation of Russia, Germany, Turkey and France, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told TASS.

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