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Turkey, Russia both claim win in Syria agreement

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to get what he wants regarding the Kurdish People's Protection Units, and Russia appears to gain yet more influence in Syria; has Idlib become a pawn in Turkish-Russian negotiations?
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attend a news conference following their talks in Sochi, Russia October 22, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. - RC1AC62B4210

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced what he termed “a historic agreement” with Russia today after six hours of talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. 

“Together with Mr. Putin, we have signed an historic agreement that secures the fight against terrorism, the territorial integrity of Syria and the return of refugees,” a tired yet triumphant Erdogan said at a joint news conference with the Russian leader. 

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