Russia and Turkey to agree on “de-escalation zones” in Syria

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May 27, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Izvestiya – translated by J. Arnoldski – 

The leaders of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held telephone talks on Saturday over the course of which they discussed settling the Syrian crisis and noted the importance of agreeing on aspects of a memorandum on establishing de-escalation zones. 

“While discussing the Syrian crisis, the importance of soon agreeing on the practical aspects of adopting a memorandum on establishing de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic was emphasized,” the Kremlin’s press release reads.

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The two sides stressed that these measures will contribute to strengthening the ceasefire and improving the effectiveness of inter-Syrian talks in the Geneva and Astana formats. 

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