International13: 28 12.10.2018 (updated 13:29 12.10.2018) Short URLAngela Merkel is ready to take part in a summit on Syria in which Turkey would participate , Germany, Russia and France. It is being prepared but its date remains to be fixed, said Steffen Seibert, spokesman for the German government. During a briefing in Berlin on Friday, October 12, the spokesman of the German government, Steffen Seibert, announced to journalists that a summit on Syria in which Turkey, Germany, Russia and France would participate was in the preparatory phase, although its precise date has still not been determined.
"Indeed, she [Angela Merkel, ndlr] declared that she was in principle ready to meet the Presidents of France, Turkey and Russia. I can not give you a specific date yet, the project is under preparation, "said Seibert.
At the end of September, the German Chancellor expressed hope that the meeting devoted to the settlement of the situation in the governorate of Idlib that would bring together Turkey, Germany, Russia and France could take place in October.
For its part, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said before her that Turkey would hold in Istanbul a quadripartite summit, adding that the precise date had not yet been established.