October 27, 2018 / 5:13 PM / 20 days ago

Constitutional committee for Syria needed as soon as possible - Turkey's Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A constitutional committee for Syria should be formed as soon as possible, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, adding that he hoped it would be formed before the end of the year.

He made the comments following a four-way summit on Syria in Istanbul with Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Erdogan said the four leaders discussed the return of refugees to Syria and they agreed that the returns should be voluntary.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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