Kremlin denies any plan to hold Syria summit with Turkey, France, Germany

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Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it was working to organize a summit with Turkey and Iran to discuss the conflict in Syria’s Idlib region but was not planning a separate four-way summit that would gather France, Germany, Turkey and Russia, according to Reuters.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said earlier on Tuesday that there was not yet full agreement on holding a proposed March 5 summit with Russia, France and Germany but that he might meet with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on that date.

Asked about Erdoğan’s comments, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there were no discussions underway to hold a summit with France and Germany.

Russia was only considering an Idlib summit with Iran and Turkey, he said. Peskov said there were currently no discussions about a possible meeting between Putin and Erdoğan.

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