Russia, Turkey and Iran to hold Syria summit

17:00, Thursday, 14 February, 2019
Russia, Turkey and Iran to hold Syria summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to host his Iranian and Turkish counterparts today to discuss how to resolve the conflict in Syria as Islamic State jihadists made a last stand in the east of the country and Washington prepares to withdraw troops.The international anti-IS coalition is set to meet on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend a conference on the Middle East in Warsaw.

At their meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani ― who back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ― and Turkey's rebel-backing Recep Tayyip Erdogan are set to discuss ways to advance intra-Syrian dialogue.

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