ISTANBUL, October 27. /TASS/. The Syria talks of Russian, German, French and Turkish leaders have ended in Istanbul lasting for about one hour.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began a four-party summit meeting in Istanbul’s Vahdettin Pavilion, an official residence of Turkey’s president, at about 16.20 local time.
After Erdogan’s introductory remarks, the talks were held behind closed doors and ended at about 17.20 local time.
After the talks, the leaders are expected to make statements for the media.
Before the summit meeting, the leaders had held some bilateral talks. Putin first met with Erdogan and then with Merkel.
During a photo ceremony before the talks, Putin had a brief conversation with Macron. On Saturday morning, they had already talked on the phone before flying to Istanbul.
In the summer, the Turkish president put forward an idea of holding a four-party summit on Syria, which was backed by Russia.