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Macron Joins Putin, Merkel for Syria Summit Hosted by Erdogan

  • Leaders to discuss transition to peace in Istanbul Oct. 27
  • Aim is to shore up Idlib truce and bolster political process
A Syrian rebel-fighter enters a building in the rebel-held al-Rashidin district of western Aleppo's countryside near Idlib province.

A Syrian rebel-fighter enters a building in the rebel-held al-Rashidin district of western Aleppo's countryside near Idlib province.

Photographer: Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

Leaders from Russia, Turkey, Germany and France will meet in Istanbul next week in an effort to shore up a truce preventing further violence in Syria’s last rebel-held region and bolster the political process toward ending the seven-year civil war.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in Istanbul on Oct. 27, the governments confirmed on Friday.