October 22, 2019 / 5:11 PM / a month ago

Turkey, Russia reached deal for 'terror-free safe zone': Turkish official

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters sit at a back of a truck near the border town of Tal Abyad, Syria, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey reached an “excellent” agreement with Russia to establish a “terror-free safe zone” in northern Syria, a senior Turkish official said on Tuesday after President Tayyip Erdogan met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi.

“We had a very productive meeting with our Russian counterparts today,” the official said. “We reached an excellent agreement. We agreed to establish a terror-free safe zone.”

Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Gareth Jones

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