Turkey will host a summit with Russia and Iran on Syria on September 16

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host his Russian and Iranian counterparts at a summit in Ankara on September 16, the presidential spokesman said.

Iran and Russia, which support the Syrian regime, are working closely with Turkey, which supports the militants, to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.

“The (Turkish) president will host a tripartite summit with the participation of Russia and Iran in Ankara,” spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said late on Wednesday.

The announcement of the meeting between Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian Hassan Rouhani comes at a time when Syrian forces have made progress in the northwestern province of Idlib, which is the last stronghold of the militants.

Kalin said the three presidents would discuss the situation in Idlib and the formation of a constitutional committee and how the political process would continue.

The last meeting between the three leaders was in February, and the September summit will be the fifth between Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan since November 2017.

Calin said Erdogan would make a phone call to Putin in the coming days, adding that preparations were under way for another phone call with US President Donald Trump.

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