Russia to hold Syria peace talks with Turkey, Iran

Russia to hold Syria peace talks with Turkey, Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with the presidents of Turkey and Iran Wednesday for a key summit aimed at rebooting the peace process in Syria, two days after Bashar Assad’s visit.

Putin’s meeting with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani comes as Ankara, Moscow and Tehran cooperate with increasing intensity on ending the civil war in Syria.

On Tuesday the Russian president discussed the issue with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, with both speaking of the need for progress toward a peace settlement. The call followed Monday talks with Assad.