Turkey will host a trilateral meeting on Syria gathering leaders from Turkey, Russia, and Iran next week, the press office of the Turkish President said Saturday. The meeting hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, according to a statement.
Besides regional developments and the ongoing Syrian war, the Turkish and Iranian leaders are also expected to hold talks to discuss bilateral relations.
Ankara will also host the seventh meeting of Turkey-Russia High-Level Cooperation Council with participants from Ankara and Moscow on Tuesday, the statement read.
As part of his visit, the Russian president will also attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant on Tuesday.
source: commonspace.eu with Anadolu news agency, Ankara.
photo: The presidents of Turkey. Iran and Russia at a previous meeting (archive picture)
On Tuesday, PACE approved a resolution that will allow the Russian delegation to take part in the Assembly's June session. The resolution was backed by 118 members, 62 parliamentarians voted against it, while 10 abstained.
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