September 7, 2018 / 8:33 AM / 3 months ago

Turkish president arrives in Tehran for summit on Syria - Tasnim news agency

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

GENEVA (Reuters) - Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tehran on Friday for a meeting with his Iranian and Russian counterparts to discuss Syria, the Tasnim news agency reported.

Russia and Iran have given military aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s seven-year-old conflict while Turkey has backed rebel forces.

The leaders are scheduled to discuss the looming military assault on Idlib in northwestern Syria, the country’s last big rebel enclave.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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