Leaders of Turkey, Syria, France and Germany hold Syria talks

Source:al Jazeera Date:28Oct2018

Not much progress in this summit, but Erdogan manages to involve Europeans, Idlib peace holds and agreement reached for all Syrians to return home safely.


Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Istanbul, said “there was little consensus” among the Istanbul summit attendees, adding that “the differences of opinion were out in the open”.

“France attended the Istanbul summit because they wanted to get a guarantee and a commitment from Turkey and Russia that the Idlib deal to create a demilitarised zone will become a lasting ceasefire.

“But we know that Russia and Turkey wanted a commitment from Europe to help pay with the reconstruction of Syria – and Russia and Turkey did not get that from the Europeans.”