Russia, Germany, France, Turkey Discuss Syria Crisis

Published October 28th, 2018 - 08:55 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Instanbul in order to attend a summit on Syrian settlement along with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

During the summit, leader are set to debate Syria crisis, focusing on the situation on the ground, the political process, and ways to harmonize joint efforts to find a lasting solution. 

 

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(From L) Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan share a laugh during the "Four-day Istanbul summit on Syria", at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Murat KULA / POOL / AFP)

(From L) Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan share a laugh during the "Four-day Istanbul summit on Syria", at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Murat KULA / POOL / AFP)

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (L) arrives at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on October 27, 2018, ahead of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting politicial solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350,000 lives. (Sergei GUNEEV / Sputnik / AFP)

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (L) arrives at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on October 27, 2018, ahead of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting politicial solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350,000 lives. (Sergei GUNEEV / Sputnik / AFP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul on October 27, 2018, to take part in the ''Four-way Istanbul summit on Syria''. (ISLAM YAKUT / POOL / AFP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul on October 27, 2018, to take part in the ''Four-way Istanbul summit on Syria''. (ISLAM YAKUT / POOL / AFP)

French President Emmanuel Macron (L) speaks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul on October 27, 2018. (Kayhan OZER / AFP / POOL)

French President Emmanuel Macron (L) speaks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul on October 27, 2018. (Kayhan OZER / AFP / POOL)

(From L) Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk in the garden of the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Kayhan OZER / POOL / AFP)

(From L) Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk in the garden of the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Kayhan OZER / POOL / AFP)

People sit in front of an empty stage ahead of a meeting during the "Four-way Istanbul summit on Syria", at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Bertrand GUAY / AFP)

People sit in front of an empty stage ahead of a meeting during the "Four-way Istanbul summit on Syria", at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Bertrand GUAY / AFP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), Russian President Vladimir Putin (2ndL), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (C), arrive for a conference during a summit on Syria. (OZAN KOSE / AFP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), Russian President Vladimir Putin (2ndL), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (C), arrive for a conference during a summit on Syria. (OZAN KOSE / AFP)

(From L) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron. (Bertrand GUAY / AFP)

(From L) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron. (Bertrand GUAY / AFP)

The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province.  (MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP)

The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province. (MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP)

(From L) Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan share a laugh during the "Four-day Istanbul summit on Syria", at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Murat KULA / POOL / AFP)
President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (L) arrives at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on October 27, 2018, ahead of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting politicial solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350,000 lives. (Sergei GUNEEV / Sputnik / AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul on October 27, 2018, to take part in the ''Four-way Istanbul summit on Syria''. (ISLAM YAKUT / POOL / AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) speaks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul on October 27, 2018. (Kayhan OZER / AFP / POOL)
(From L) Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk in the garden of the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Kayhan OZER / POOL / AFP)
People sit in front of an empty stage ahead of a meeting during the "Four-way Istanbul summit on Syria", at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Bertrand GUAY / AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), Russian President Vladimir Putin (2ndL), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (C), arrive for a conference during a summit on Syria. (OZAN KOSE / AFP)
(From L) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron. (Bertrand GUAY / AFP)
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province.  (MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP)
(From L) Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan share a laugh during the "Four-day Istanbul summit on Syria", at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Murat KULA / POOL / AFP)
(From L) Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan share a laugh during the "Four-day Istanbul summit on Syria", at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Murat KULA / POOL / AFP)
President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (L) arrives at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on October 27, 2018, ahead of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting politicial solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350,000 lives. (Sergei GUNEEV / Sputnik / AFP)
President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (L) arrives at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on October 27, 2018, ahead of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting politicial solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350,000 lives. (Sergei GUNEEV / Sputnik / AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul on October 27, 2018, to take part in the ''Four-way Istanbul summit on Syria''. (ISLAM YAKUT / POOL / AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul on October 27, 2018, to take part in the ''Four-way Istanbul summit on Syria''. (ISLAM YAKUT / POOL / AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) speaks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul on October 27, 2018. (Kayhan OZER / AFP / POOL)
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) speaks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul on October 27, 2018. (Kayhan OZER / AFP / POOL)
(From L) Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk in the garden of the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Kayhan OZER / POOL / AFP)
(From L) Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk in the garden of the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Kayhan OZER / POOL / AFP)
People sit in front of an empty stage ahead of a meeting during the "Four-way Istanbul summit on Syria", at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Bertrand GUAY / AFP)
People sit in front of an empty stage ahead of a meeting during the "Four-way Istanbul summit on Syria", at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. (Bertrand GUAY / AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), Russian President Vladimir Putin (2ndL), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (C), arrive for a conference during a summit on Syria. (OZAN KOSE / AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), Russian President Vladimir Putin (2ndL), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (C), arrive for a conference during a summit on Syria. (OZAN KOSE / AFP)
(From L) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron. (Bertrand GUAY / AFP)
(From L) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron. (Bertrand GUAY / AFP)
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province.  (MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP)
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province. (MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP)