The Russian capital has already hosted three rounds of negotiations on this topic in the past couple of months, signaling that Moscow is very serious about getting more actively involved in resolving this issue.
Escalation of situation in Syria and Iraq
The US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is paying a visit to Turkey today Friday, October 21st. The chief of the Pentagon is meeting with all key partners of the Counter-Daesh coalition. He also plans to discuss the current situation in Iraq, including the start of the fight for Mosul, as well as a number of other issues.