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Turkey: Merkel and Macron arrive at venue for Istanbul summit on Syria01:43

Turkey: Merkel and Macron arrive at venue for Istanbul summit on Syria

Turkey, Istanbul
October 27, 2018 at 12:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul on Saturday, ahead of a four-way summit on the conflict in Syria.

At the summit the two leaders will be joined by Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as their host, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The summit, which is the first of its kind, takes place after Russia and Turkey reached a deal on September 17 to create a demilitarised buffer zone around the region of Idlib, which is home to 3.5 million people, in an attempt to prevent further fighting in the last major militant-held bastion in the country.

The four leaders are expected to extensively discuss the ceasefire, as well as an effective implementation of a political settlement in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254, which was established in December 2015.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul on Saturday, ahead of a four-way summit on the conflict in Syria.

At the summit the two leaders will be joined by Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as their host, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The summit, which is the first of its kind, takes place after Russia and Turkey reached a deal on September 17 to create a demilitarised buffer zone around the region of Idlib, which is home to 3.5 million people, in an attempt to prevent further fighting in the last major militant-held bastion in the country.

The four leaders are expected to extensively discuss the ceasefire, as well as an effective implementation of a political settlement in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254, which was established in December 2015.

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