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Putin, Erdogan hail close defence ties as Idlib divisions remain

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 28, 2019 12:11

Putin, Erdogan hail close defence ties as Idlib divisions remain

The leaders of Russia and Turkey have held discussions about a possible expansion of defence industry cooperation, even as differences appeared to remain over the situation in northwestern Syria, where a Moscow-backed government offensive has been going on since late April. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met in Moscow. Speaking to reporters alongside Putin, Erdogan said the offensive has disrupted the calm that set in after Turkey and Russia which back opposing sides in Syria’s war agreed last year to turn rebel-held Idlib province into a de-escalation zone.
At the same time, Putin treated his guest with local ice-cream as the two leaders attended MAKS air show. Putin and Erdogan inspected Russia’s new fighter-jet Su-57 and walked around the air show exhibition.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 28, 2019 12:11

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