The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to meet in a summit in Ankara on Wednesday. They are set to discuss the latest developments in Syria.
Reports say Erdoğan and Rouhani are expected to conduct a bilateral meeting during the summit.
As Turkey, Russia and Iran launched a Syrian peace process in Astana, the three countries held a series of summits in Russia’s Black Sea city of Sochi to bring together the conflicting parties in Syria. The leaders of the three guarantor countries of the de-escalation zones in Syria have been stressing that the de-escalation zones deal has been successful in ending clashes in various locations, however, a countrywide cease-fire to end the armed conflicts has not been achieved so far.
Prior to the trilateral summit on Syria, Russia’s Putin will arrive in Ankara on April 3 to attend the seventh Turkish-Russian High-Level Cooperation Council meeting with the participation of ministers from both countries. The meeting will be co-chaired by Presidents Erdoğan and Putin. In the meeting, the issues of energy, defense, agriculture and visa liberalization will be discussed in detail.