Putin to Host Rouhani and Erdogan in Sochi

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R), Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L). (Press TV)

Ankara, MINA – Russian President Vladimir Putin will host his Iranian and Turkish counterparts Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan next week for summit talks on the ongoing conflict in Syria and other regional developments.

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday that the three presidents will meet at Putin’s official residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks on November 22, Press TV was quoted by MINA as reporting.

The three-way summit comes as Tehran, Moscow and Turkey cooperate with increasing intensity to end the conflict in Syria, even though Ankara officially stands on the opposite side of the conflict.

The three countries are already sponsoring peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana and also implementing a plan to establish de-escalation zones in key flashpoint areas of Syria.

The talks in Astana have been going on in tandem with another series of talks held in Geneva and brokered by the UN. (T/RI-1/RS%)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)