Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered Russian President Vladimir Putin to call another summit on Syria’s Idlib.
“I would like to mention the recently held summit on Idlib, which took place in Istanbul with the participation of four interested countries (Russia, Turkey, France and Germany). During it, we discussed the steps needed to be taken to resolve the issue,” the Turkish leader said. “I think it would be right to hold another summit,” Erdogan offered. He also offered to discuss the format of the summit.
On October 27, leaders of Russia, Germany, Turkey and France discussed the ways to activate Syrian regulation in Istanbul. During the three-hour summit, held in this format for the first time, the parties confirmed their support of a diplomatic solution of the issue.
The leaders also vowed to increase humanitarian aid to Syria, including the recovery of damaged infrastructure of the country.
On September 17, 2018, Russian and Turkish presidents agreed to create a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib along the line of contact between the Syrian government forces and the armed opposition.