Turkey: Putin and Merkel meet at Syria summit in Istanbul

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Published on 27 Oct 2018, 13:53
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Russian President Vladimir Putin met his German counterpart Angela Merkel at the four-way summit on Syria in Istanbul on Saturday.

The summit, which is the first of its kind, takes place after Russia and Turkey reached a deal on September 17 to create a demilitarised buffer zone around the region of Idlib, which is home to 3.5 million people, in an attempt to prevent further fighting in the last major militant-held bastion in the country.

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