Kommentar: På den ene side er det blot endnu et topmøde i en tid med en vedvarende strøm af topmøder om skelsættende begivenheder.

På den anden side er dette møde særligt historisk, fordi det markerer første gang - siden begyndelsen af det 18. århundrede der ikke er tilstedeværelse af enten britterne eller amerikanerne.

Dette er uden tvivl DEN største nyhed, som enhver burde høre om. I Vesten og specielt i den engelsk-amerikanske sfærer er nyheden fuldstændig overdøvet af den stribe af kriser som den befinder sig selv i og den øredøvende lyd fra nyhedsmedierne (krise eller ej) der blæser deres eget horn for hvor fantastiske og dydige de selv er...


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Ruslands Præsident Putin • Tysklands Kansler Merkel • Tyrkiets Præsident Erdogan • Frankrigs Præsident Macron
På trods af årevis af uenigheder om Syrien, har lederne af Tyrkiet, Frankrig, Tyskland og Rusland, da de mødtes i Istanbul udarbejdet en fælles vision for skridt til at genforene det krigshærgede land. Her er sammenfatningen


Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who hosted the talks, was joined by Russia's Vladimir Putin and France's Emmanuel Macron, as well as Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. Following the summit, the four leaders held a joint press conference and released a communique, highlighting what common ground they had found during the four-way talks.
  • Only political solution for Syria: The leaders have "expressed their support for an inclusive, Syrian-led and Syrian-owned political process that is facilitated by the United Nations."
  • Need to start work on constitution in Geneva: A committee set to draft a new constitution for Syria should begin its work as soon as possible, preferably before the end of this year.
  • No to division of Syria: Syria must continue to exist within its pre-war borders. Any separatist movements or desires of foreign powers to occupy parts of the country are therefore firmly rejected.
  • Keep ceasefire & defeat terrorists: The four countries have expressed their support for the Idlib ceasefire deal, brokered earlier by Russia and Turkey. At the same time, they emphasized the importance of fighting terrorism and condemned the usage of chemical weapons.
  • Boost humanitarian aid: The United Nations and other international organizations should bolster aid deliveries to the war-torn country. "Swift, safe and unhindered" flow of humanitarian aid will provide much needed relief to the sufferings of the Syrian people.
  • Help return of refugees: The four leaders stressed the importance of "safe and voluntary" return of refugees to Syria. To facilitate the process, appropriate housing and social care facilities must be constructed in the country.
  • Internationally-observed elections: The ultimate goal of the political settlement process is holding transparent, internationally-observed elections, the statement reads. All Syrians, including those who had to flee the country, must be able to participate.