February 19, 2018 / 2:11 PM / 7 months ago

Turkey's Erdogan, Russia's Putin discuss Syria observation posts: Turkish source

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the process of establishing new observation posts in the Syrian town of Idlib in a phone call on Monday, a source in Erdogan’s office said.

FILE PHOTO - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin leave after a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The presidents also confirmed the two countries’ determination to jointly fight against terrorism and discussed recent developments in Idlib and the Afrin region, where Turkey launched a military offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, the source said.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu

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