“Forming the constitutional committee” and “fighting Nusra Front” topped the headlines of Ankara summit

During the tripartite summit held in Ankara yesterday Russian President, Vladimir Putin, revealed the completion of forming the Syrian Constitutional Committee calling for the United Nations activities in Geneva to start announcing the formation to start work as soon as possible.

The concluding statement of the summit said the three presidents Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan
expressed their satisfaction with the successful completion of the formation of the Constitutional
Committee, stressing the support of the efforts of Special Envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen.

The statement pointed out that the three presidents are ready to facilitate the committee work
according to resolutions of the conference of the Syrian National Talk held in Sochi.

As the Constitutional Committee represented the most prominent headlines of the summit
outcomes, the concluding statement obviously said the guarantor states including Turkey express
their concern about the existence of Nusra Front in the de-escalation areas and will cooperate in
order to eliminate Nusra Front , ISIS, and all the designated terrorist organizations.

The concluding statement expressed the rejection of the guarantor states to “separatist projects and
any initiative on the ground on the pretext of fighting terrorism including the illegal
self-administration initiatives and stressed respecting Syria’s integrity sovereignty and safety of

The statement confirmed that the Syrian crisis solution “will not be military and is only led by the
Syrians themselves” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that the course of Astana
represents the only platform to solve the Syrian crisis, calling the United Nations and the
International parties to support the political solution agreed on in Astana in accordance with the
international security council resolution /2254/ and under the umbrella of the United Nations.

As for the humanitarian side, the leaders in Ankara called for the work to provide more
humanitarian aids to Syrians and asked the United Nations and the humanitarian organizations
to claim responsibility for supporting civilians and reconstruction of the infrastructure.

The statement also pointed out to the importance of ensuring a safe and voluntary return of the
Syrian refugees.

It is worth noting that the guarantor states have agreed on holding the next meeting in the Iranian
capital Tehran based on the Iranian President Hasan Rouhani invitation.

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