January 31, 2018 / 10:52 AM / 4 months ago

Turkey, Russia agree to speed up establishing observation posts in Syria's Idlib - source

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed to step up efforts to form observation posts in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, a source in Erdogan’s palace said on Wednesday.

A Syrian Army soldier loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad forces stands next to a military weapon in Idlib, Syria January 21, 2018. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

The two leaders also stressed in a telephone call the importance of Tuesday’s Russian-sponsored conference on the conflict in Syria, despite problems at the meeting.

Erdogan shared information with Putin regarding Turkey’s incursion into Syria’s Afrin region, the source added.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Dominic Evans

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