Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Handout via dpa

Turkish President Erdogan discusses ongoing Syria offensive with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin

  • Erdogan and Putin confirmed their commitment to the accord they struck at a meeting in Sochi
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Handout via dpa
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Vladimir Putin (R) with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Xinhua

Erdogan says Turkey will clear ‘terrorists’ from Syria border if Russia deal fails

  • Erdogan and Putin agreed a deal in which Moscow will ‘facilitate the removal’ of the fighters from within 30km of the border
  • For Ankara, the Syrian Kurdish militia is as dangerous as the outlawed PKK, which has been waging an insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984
Topic |   Turkey

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Vladimir Putin (R) with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Xinhua
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