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TURKISH PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN TEHRAN FOR CRUCIAL SYRIA TALKS

TEHRAN, Iran Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Friday to attend a trilateral summit aimed at addressing crucial issues on Syria, Xinhua news agency reported.

Russian President Vladimir Putin would also join Erdogan to discuss the Syrian issue with their Iranian counterpart.

It would be the third summit within the Astana process which, the three countries say, seeks to bring an end to the violence in the seven year old civil war in Syria.

The meeting comes amid escalating tension over an impending military operation by the Syrian army into the rebel held Idlib province of the war torn country.

The United Nations fear that the offensive could force 2.5 million people to head for the Turkish border.

Prior to the tripartite meeting, Erdogan is scheduled to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK