Russia agrees on new Syria summit with Turkey, Germany

             By Elena Teslova</p>    <p>MOSCOW (AA) - Russian, Turkish, German leaders agreed to hold a new quadrilateral summit on Syria if need be, a Kremlin spokesman said on Tuesday.</p>    <p>Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said: &quot;We agreed both with [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan and [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel that when it is necessary, one more forum can be convened with the participation of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, Erdogan, Merkel and [French President Emmanuel] Macron.”</p>    <p>The consensus was reached during separate meetings of Putin with Erdogan and Merkel on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, Ushakov said.</p>    <p>He added that Putin did not discuss this issue with Macron yet.</p>    <p>The place of a new meeting will be defined when the date is set, according to the aide.</p>    <p>On Oct.27, Istanbul hosted the first ever quadrilateral summit on Syria. Turkish, Russian French and German leaders examined the situation in the country and offered a plan for the crisis resolution.</p>    <p>The council stressed that the issues agreed on at the summit would contribute to peace in Syria and the region, as well as provide a permanent cease-fire by demilitarization in the northwestern province of Idlib.</p>    <p>Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.