The Syrian conflict can only be resolved through "Syrian-led and Syrian-owned, UN-facilitated political process in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254," said the joint statement after the meeting, hosted by Turkish President Erdoğan with his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani, guarantor countries in the Astana peace process.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities were an act of self-defence by Yemeni rebels. "Yemen is the target of daily bombings... The people of Yemen have been forced to respond, they are only defending themselves," Rouhani told a news conference in Ankara, alongside the leaders of Russia and Turkey.
The peace corridor in the northern region of [war-torn] Syria will be a sheltered port for up to three million Syrian refugees if it is extended from Turkey's border to Deir al Zor and Raqqa, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in televised comments following trilateral-summit in Ankara.
"I would like to express a confidence that our talks will be productive and the agreements reached will form a ground for final resolution of the crisis in Syria, restore peace and security in this country, strengthen its sovereignty," Russian President Vladimir Putin underlined in his remarks to journalists a head of trilateral summit in Turkish capital Ankara on Monday.
"US presence in Syria is not legitimate, US forces must leave region as soon as possible," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in his telesived speech during a press conference with Turkish leader Erdoğan in the capital Ankara on Monday. Rouhani also added: "Iran believes Syrian crisis can only be solved through political means with the participation of Syrian people."
Speaking during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in the capital Ankara on Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stressed in his televised comments: "I believe trilateral summit [between Turkey, Russia and Iran] will bring new dimensions to Astana process for Syria."