Putin: Russia, Turkey agree on 'key' issues in Syria

There would be no cease-fire or de-escalation zones, Russian president says

Putin: Russia, Turkey agree on 'key' issues in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Moscow and Ankara agree on a lot of key issues regarding Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

"As far as Syria is concerned, there are a lot of issues on which we agree with Turkey. If we did not agree on the key issues, neither a cease-fire nor de-escalation zones could have been achieved, in Syria," Putin told reporters on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

On May 4, Russia, Turkey and Iran signed a deal in the Kazakh capital, Astana, to establish de-escalation zones in the war-torn country.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Haziran 2017, 15:46