Though the UN has yet to confirm who will serve on Syria's Constitutional Committee, the Astana trio is optimistic about the committee's overall prospects, especially after the United States announced that it will withdraw its troops from Syria
The Turkish and Russian Foreign Ministers met on Friday to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria's Idlib Province, with the fate of groups such as Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) a major issue of contention
Talks between Russia, Turkey and Iran have focused on Idlib, as Syrian President Assad warns the northwestern province is next target. Turkey is working to clear Idlib from al-Qaeda and IS-affiliated groups in order to prevent the Syrian Government from attacking the city.
Washington and Ankara are finalising a roadmap for the city of Manbij in Syria. This agreement will see the departure of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) leave the area, as it is seen as a hostile force by Turkey.