Tehran summit on Syrian crisis

Added On September 10, 2018

 A statement issued at the end of the summit in Iran's capital Tehran on Friday underscored the significance of the political solution to the Syrian conflict.

The statement said,quote, "The Syrian crisis cannot have a military solution and can only be settled through a peaceful political procedure."
The statement, endorsed by the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey, also stressed the their commitment to help form a Syrian Constitutional Committee.
The presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey held a summit in Tehran on Friday to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib, where Turkey holds considerable sway over an array of rebel groups.
The summit also sought collaboration of international humanitarian institutions and agencies to help Syrian displaced people return home to a regular life.
During the summit, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said operation in Idlib is part of the fight against terrorism, but civilians should be protected from bloodshed.
Russian President Putin said that he was against a cease-fire because the Nusra Front and Islamic State fighters located there were not part of the peace talks.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey would not allow bloodshed to take place in the northern Syrian province of Idlib.
Ankara fears that an imminent military operation by the Syrian government in Idlib may trigger a flood of refugees travelling to Turkey.