Al Jazeera: Putin and Erdogan vow cooperation to help end Syria war
Russian leader cautiously optimistic on Syria peace deal, hails Ankara's 'exceptional cooperation' in keeping truce.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said a truce in Syria is on the whole being observed, as he welcomed his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Moscow, adding that he is cautiously optimistic about the prospects of a deal to end the six-year Syrian conflict.
Russia and Turkey, which back opposing sides in Syria's war, co-brokered a ceasefire in December that helped reduce the scale of fighting between Syrian President Bashar Assad and the opposition.
They also backed two rounds of talks this year between the government and the rebels, while a third set is scheduled for next week.
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WNU Editor: The Syrian government .... at least publicly .... are not on board .... Syrian government urges U.N. to make Turkey withdraw from Syria (Daily Mail/Reuters).
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