Germany's Merkel Aims with Turkey's Erdogan for Syria Meeting in October

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she agreed with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to aim for holding a four-way meeting in October to discuss the situation of the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib.

"We also talked about Idlib and we will talk in more depth tomorrow. We are in favour of there being a four way meeting between the Turksih president, the Russian President, the French president and me," Merkel said in a joint news conference with Erdogan in Berlin.

Erdogan called on Berlin to extradite what he said were the hundreds of supporters of the cleric Fethullah Gulen residing in Germany.

He also urged Germany to designate the network of Gulen - whom he blames for a 2016 attempted coup - as a terrorist organization.

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