Iranian President Hassan Rohani, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet on April 4 in Ankara in a summit of the three countries sponsoring a series of Syrian peace talks.
As announced earlier, the presidents of three countries of Iran, Russia, and Turkey will have another trilateral summit with the issue of Syrian crisis in focus on April 4. This time the summit is to be held in Ankara.
A Turkish TV station relayed that the three presidents will also hold bilateral talks on the sidelines of the summit.
Bilateral relations and regional developments are going to be underspot light in the bilateral meeting between President Rouhani and President Erdogan.
A day ahead of the summit, Putin and Erdogan are scheduled to meet in bilateral talks in the Turkish capital as part of the Turkish-Russian High-Level Cooperation Council.
The Kremlin on March 7 announced that the meetings would take place in April but did not specify the exact date or the site of the talks.
Russia, Turkey, and Iran are all deeply involved in the war in Syria and sponsor a series of peace talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu held a telephone conversation on March 30 to discuss the Putin-Erdogan meeting, the ministry said in a statement.
“The ministers discussed a number of pressing bilateral issues in light of the upcoming Russian-Turkish summit,” the statement said.