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Turkey-Syria summit postponed at last minute as Russia nudges rivals to reconcile

The two countries' deputy foreign ministers plus those of Russia and Iran had been due to meet to discuss further rapprochement efforts.

ISTANBUL — A planned meeting of senior Turkish, Russian, Syrian and Iranian diplomats was reportedly postponed Thursday following a series of talks aimed at resetting in ties between Ankara and Damascus. 

The deputy foreign ministers of the four countries most deeply involved in the Syrian civil war had been due to talk in Moscow on Wednesday and Thursday but the meeting was deferred to an unspecified date for technical reasons, according to Reuters. 

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