Turkey, Russia, Germany and France: Quadrilateral Syria Summit in Istanbul

    Playing a pivotal role in preventing a crisis in Idlib, Turkey has been trying to preserve the cease-fire that was reached in an agreement with Russia.

    On the basis of the recent developments vis-à-vis the war in Syria, this info pack provides a short background of the conflict and a timeline key events since 2011. It details and contextualizes the Idlib agreement reached on 17 September 2018 between Turkey and Russia within the various international and regional efforts aimed at reaching a political solution to the conflict . The positions of the Summit participants are elaborated and the significance of the summit for the respective participants is highlighted. Finally, a short discussion on the results of the summit and the possible harmonization of joint efforts to find a lasting political solution to the conflict is presented.

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