A four-way summit on Syria attended by the leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France has begun in the Turkish city of Istanbul. The meeting on Saturday, hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will see the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Staffan de Mistura, the UN special Syria envoy, is also attending the summit, which is expected to be followed by a joint statement.
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Photo: Staffan de Mistura, Preiss / MSC