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Putin, Rouhani, Erdogan Joint News Conference

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for end to deaths in Syria at the trilateral summit in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani, Erdogan said it is important to end bombardments in Syria's Idlib and ensure cease-fire.

He said f we can declare a cease-fire here, it will be one of the most important steps of the summit, and it will relieve the civilians.

Erdogan said Idlib is not only important for Syria's political future, but also "vital" for Turkey's national security and regional peace and stability. He said turkey cannot leave Idlib to the mercy of Bashar Al-Assad regime.

He said: "Idlib's population is now 3.5 million. We do not have power and facilities to host another 3.5 million.

Erdogan said he hoped the results of trilateral summit will contribute to peace in the country.

Erdogan said representatives of three guarantor states will gather in Geneva with UN special envoy to Syria Stephan de Mistura in the upcoming days.