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Putin and Erdogan met face-to-face

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met in Sochi and held face-to-face negotiations, without delegations.

At the moment, the talks of the presidents have been going on for more than two hours, the meeting began at 13.27 Moscow time.

Prior to this, the leaders held talks in a wide format, the situation in Syria was discussed. Putin during the meeting called the situation in Syria difficult, noting that against this background, consultations with Erdogan are of particular importance.

Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov urged not to wait for breakthroughs from the meeting of the two leaders.

Negotiations are taking place against the backdrop of the situation in Syria. Last week, the United States and Turkey reached an agreement to suspend hostilities in the north of the SAR:

Turkey agreed to ceasefire for 120 hours so that the Kurds leave the border security zone. However, Erdogan declared his readiness to resume the operation “Source of Peace” in Syria if the US did not keep their promise about the withdrawal of the Kurds.

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