Syria Summit Would be Attended by Macron, Putin, Merkel, and Erdogan

According to some officials, the leaders of Turkey, Russia, France, and Germany would be holding a summit in Istanbul on the issue of the Syrian conflict. The summit would be held after Ankara and
Moscow orchestrated a deal for the creation of a demilitarized zone in the northwest of the Idlib region.
Idlib along with the adjacent areas is the last stronghold of militants who rose up against President Bashar al-Assad in 2011. However, because of the war, from these areas, many people got displaced from their homes. They started to live in refugee camps and in other areas.
Last month, Turkey and Russia reached a deal in order to establish a buffer zone which ran 15-20 kilometers into the rebel-held territory. The rebel-held territory required to be cleared of the weapons and rebels. The accord prevented a planned attack on Idlib by Russia. Russia has been backing Assad’s forces since the war.
On 27th October, the four nations would be holding talks and will not only discuss on Idlib but also on the political process for the settlement of the Syrian conflict. A spokesperson of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made this statement to media personnel.
President Macron’s office stated that France wants to avert a humanitarian calamity in Idlib; thereby, preventing a new migration of refugees.
According to a spokesperson from the German government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would be concentrating on the situation in Idlib and would be supporting the enforcement of the Sochi pact between Turkey and Russia.
UN’s humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland stated that Russia and Turkey need more time for the enforcement of the de-escalation deal in Idlib. However, there are many questions which are left unanswered, such as the way the deal would work and what would be the scenario of terrorists refuses to give up weapons.


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