Russia, Germany, France and Turkey call for lasting ceasefire for Syria

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Russia, Germany, France and Turkey call for lasting ceasefire for Syria

The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey have stressed the importance of a lasting ceasefire in Syria.

The leaders of the four countries gathered for a summit in Istanbul to discuss Syria, where violence this week in the last remaining major rebel stronghold has highlighted the fragility of a deal to avert a massive government offensive.