20 Aug 2018 09:29

Russia, France, Turkey, Germany might hold summit on Syria - Ushakov

MOSCOW. Aug 20 (Interfax) - The leaders of Russia, France, Turkey, and Germany might meet to discuss Syria, Russian Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov told the newspaper Izvestia.

The recent meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed "this negotiation format. The option has not been rejected. Experts have been tasked with discussing it," Ushakov said.

"The meeting is possible," Ushakov replied to the question whether the summit might take place.

Turkey said earlier there would be a summit on Syria issues involving Russia, Turkey, France, and Germany, but no agreement to hold the meeting was reached as of yet, Izvestia said.