MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has discussed Syria with Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
"The defense ministers of Russia and Turkey have discussed the situation in Syria," the statement says.
On Saturday, Istanbul is hosting a four-party summit on Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the summit, which does not pursue a goal of substituting other formats on Syria, but aims to compare notes on a common task of restoring peace and stability across Syria.