The quadrilateral summit in Istanbul on Syria has endorsed the political advances of Russia, but has decided nothing. Moscow gave its Turkish, French and German partners a lesson on the situation. The allies of Washington are having a hard time digesting their defeat and drawing its conclusions. Since the Russo-US agreement of Helsinki last July, President Donald Trump has been trying to withdraw his troops from Syria, while the Pentagon insists on leaving them where they are in order to prevent Russia from being the only power to decide on the future of that country. However, the allies of Washington refuse to admit defeat. The quadrilateral summit in Istanbul was intended to harmonize the points of view of Russia, Turkey, France and Germany. If we read the final communiqué , the entente seems perfect, but if we compare it with the Press of the countries concerned, nothing is so sure.
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