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Russia, Turkey to discuss developments in Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan 

September 28, 2021 at 9:11 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greet each other during their talks at the Kremlin on March 5, 2020 in Moscow, Russia [Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images]

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will discuss the most prominent developments in Syria, Afghanistan, and Libya during their meeting tomorrow, the Kremlin spokesman announced yesterday.

Dmitry Peskov said preparations for the meeting were “underway,” adding that it would be held in the Russian city of Sochi.

“Putin and Erdogan always have a lot to discuss, first of all, the latest developments in Syria and Afghanistan will be presented,” Peskov told reporters. “Every time, the presidents have things to discuss,” he reiterated.

The official pointed out that the two had “a lot in common”, including “bilateral relations, joint economic projects, trade, and economic ties.”

Erdogan said earlier that he was planning to discuss the “Syrian issue with Putin in order to come to an important solution.”

The two leaders last met in March 2020 in Moscow.

Though they back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, with Russia backing the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad, Ankara and Moscow have been forced to work together to ensure the success of a ceasefire in the north of the war-torn country.

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