Alwaght- Turkey and Russia have agreed that their next three-way summit with Iran to discuss the conflict in Syria will be held in Istanbul.
Turkey’s media outlets quoted a source in the Turkish presidential administration as saying that leaders of the three countries have agreed to hold talks to follow-up on the recent Syria dialogue held in the Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi.
The Syrian National Dialogue Congress, which finally occurred on 30 January in Sochi has been hailed as a significant move towards resolution for the conflict in the Arab state.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed Syria particularly Afrin and Idlib, during their phone conversation, the source said, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Russian President Vladimir Putin also held talks earlier this week to discuss the situation in Syria where the expressed the opposition of their respective countries to the presence of foreign forces in Syria without the consent of the Syrian government and nation.
Additionally, President Rouhani also held a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Tehran on Wednesday where they reviewed the Syria crisis.
During the talks, Rouhani also underlined the need for fighting terrorism and reinforcing regional stability and security.
On Nov. 22, presidents Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani met in Sochi to discuss progress made in the Astana peace talks and changes in de-escalation zones across Syria.