Turkey and Russia agrees to focus on political solution in Syria

Turkey and Russia agrees to focus on political solution in Syria

By Nathasha De Alwis

Nov 14, 2017 | 9:05 am

Steps to resolve the Syrian war crisis were discussed in between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi yesterday, Nov 13.

After more than a four hour talk the two leaders had agreed to focus on a political solution to the conflict.

“Russia would continue to work on Syria with Turkey and their efforts were yielding results,” said Putin.

Putin and Trump said in a joint statement on Saturday (Nov 11) they would continue to fight against Islamic state in Syria, while agreeing that there was no military solution to the country’s wider, six-year-old conflict.

Turkish President took swipes at both U.S. and Russian interventions in Syria on Monday before flying to meet Putin in Sochi and said if countries truly believed a military solution was impossible, they should withdraw their troops.

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