Russia, Turkey, and Iran to Discuss Political Solution of Syria’s Crisis in Sochi

The leaders of Russia, Turkey, and Iran will meet on Wednesday in Sochi to discuss joint efforts on bringing peace to Syria. The sides are the guarantors of the Astana Syrian peace process.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Wednesday in Sochi to share their views on Syrian reconciliation. The meeting comes at a time when Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) is steadily losing ground in Syria.

Last week, the Kremlin confirmed the meeting, meant “to have an in-depth exchange of opinions on Syrian reconciliation, particularly in light of common successful work within the Astana format.”

Putin, Erdogan, and Rouhani “are planning to discuss further steps to ensure long-term stability in this country” amid “the successes in combatting terrorism and visible reduction of violence in Syria,” the Kremlin statement said.

Last week the heads of foreign departments of Russia, Turkey, and Iran met in Antalya and exchanged opinions on the themes of Sochi’s meeteng.

 

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