Iran, Russia and Turkey to work ‘in spirit of cooperation’ over Idlib

Tehran: The leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey on Friday agreed to work within a “spirit of cooperation” to try to stabilise the situation in Syria’s Idlib, a joint statement said.

The statement, released at the end of a three-way summit in Tehran, said the leaders “took up the situation in (the) Idlib de-escalation area and decided to address it in line with… the spirit of cooperation that characterised the Astana format”.

The three countries are guarantors of the Astana process, a track of talks on Syria’s civil war launched after Russia’s game-changing 2015 military intervention, which led to the creation of de-escalation zones.