Putin, Merkel arrive in Istanbul ahead of four-way summit on Syria

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 27, 2018, 04.47 PM(IST)

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Putin is due to meet France's President Emmanuel Macron, Germany's Angela Merkel and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan to discuss developments in Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Istanbul on Saturday ahead of a four-way summit on Syria.

Putin is due to meet France's President Emmanuel Macron, Germany's Angela Merkel and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan to discuss developments in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province and the political process for resolution of the conflict.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to host Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the summit on the conflict, in which more than 360,000 people have been killed since 2011.