By Ali Murat Alhas
ANKARA (AA) - The Turkish president on Monday met his Iranian counterpart in the capital Ankara, ahead of the trilateral summit on Syria later in the day.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the presidential mansion and held a closed-door meeting that lasted almost two hours.
Erdogan is expected to meet Russia’s President Vladimir Putin later in the day. The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold the fifth trilateral summit on Syria in Astana format, in which they will discuss regional and global developments with a special focus on Syrian crisis.