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Intel: Russia, Turkey to take one more shot at reaching deal over Idlib

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a joint news conference following their talks in Moscow, Russia January 13, 2020. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS - RC24FE9UDIWO

Russia and Turkey's foreign ministers met briefly today following a spate of tensions over clashes in Syria's Idlib, where the Syrian army — backed by Russian airpower — has launched an offensive to retake rebel-held territory that has left Turkish troops dead.

On Feb. 14, the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides rejected Turkish claims about the killing of 63 Syrian troops in the Idlib de-escalation zone, calling them “irresponsible."

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