Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan strike ‘historic’ deal on Syria safe zone, with ceasefire extended for 150 hours

  • Agreement between Russian and Turkish leaders includes joint patrols and coordinated action with Syrian forces to remove Kurdish fighters from area
  • Announcement made after more than six hours of talks, just before expiration of ceasefire agreed on by Erdogan and US Vice-President Mike Pence
Topic |   Turkey

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Turkish troops are deployed in Syria’s northern region of Manbij in mid-October. Photo: AP

Turkey hits back at China’s call to stop military action in Syria

  • Turkish ambassador Emin Onen urges Beijing to stand with Ankara to fight terrorism
Topic |   Turkey

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Turkish troops are deployed in Syria’s northern region of Manbij in mid-October. Photo: AP
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