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Russia's Putin says agreed deal with Turkey's Erdogan that lays ground for Syria ceasefire

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in Moscow, Russia March 5, 2020. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had agreed a deal with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at talks in Moscow that he hoped would lead to a halt of military action in Syria’s Idlib province.

Putin said his talks with Erdogan has lasted more than six hours.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin/Andrey Ostroukh/Maria Kiselyova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn

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