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Erdogan-Putin Syria meeting commences in Moscow

Talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin appeared to start out on a warm note today and are likely centering on the future of Idlib as well as US plans to create a safe zone in Kurdish-dominated northeastern Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands at the end of a joint press conference following their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, January 23, 2019. Aleksander Nemenov/Pool via REUTERS - RC1C4E87B9A0

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow today to discuss future moves in northern Syria, among other critical dossiers underpinning burgeoning cooperation between the historical rivals.

The talks kicked off with much bonhomie.

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