Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Tehran for summit on Syria

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Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 08:30 GMT

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017 / REUTERS/Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017 / REUTERS/Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin

GENEVA - 7 September 2018: Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tehran on Friday for a meeting with his Iranian and Russian counterparts to discuss Syria, the Tasnim news agency reported.

Russia and Iran have given military aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's seven-year-old conflict while Turkey has backed rebel forces.

The leaders are scheduled to discuss the looming military assault on Idlib in northwestern Syria, the country's last big rebel enclave.

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