January 16, 2019 / 1:07 PM / 6 months ago

Putin, Turkey's Erdogan to discuss U.S. pullout from Syria next week

FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony following a meeting with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia January 15, 2019. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will hold talks in Moscow next week to discuss Syria in light of the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Wednesday.

Russia also intends to propose holding a three-way summit on Syria in Russia with Iran and Turkey, Ushakov told reporters at a briefing.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth, Editing by William Maclean

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