Putin holds summit with Turkey, Iran to discuss Syria peace deal

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is in talks with leaders of Turkey and Iran to end the civil war in Syria that has been raging since 2011.

Putin held a summit in the Russian resort city of Sochi on Wednesday with Iran’s Hassan Rouhani and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Two days prior, he hosted Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to discuss the possibility of a peace deal. The Russian leader has also had conversations with other parties involved in the conflict, including U.S. President Donald Trump and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The militants in Syria have sustained a decisive blow and now there is a realistic chance to end the multi-year civil war,” Putin said during the summit with Rouhani and Erdogan. “The Syrian people will have to determine their own future and agree on the principles of their own statehood. It is obvious that the process of reform will not be easy and will require compromises and concessions from all participants, including of course the government of Syria.” [ Source: UPI (Read More…) ]