- Title: Putin and Erdogan hope to resolve regional crisis together
- Date: 22nd October 2019
- Summary: SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 22, 2019) (RUSSIAN POOL) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** TURKISH PRESIDENT TAYYIP ERDOGAN WALKING UPSTAIRS, GREETED BY RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, PRESIDENTS WALK INSIDE VARIOUS OF DELEGATIONS ENTERING ROOM FOR TALKS PUTIN AND ERDOGAN SHAKING HANDS, TAKING SEATS (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "I would like to express hope that the level of Russian-Turkish relations, which has been recently reached, will play its role in the solution of all complicated issues in the region as of today. (PAUSES FOR TRANSLATION) And (I hope it will) help find answers to all, even very complicated questions in favour of Russia, Turkey and all the countries of the region." MEETING IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRESIDENT TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING: "This will be an opportunity to discuss peace even more intensely." TURKISH DELEGATION (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRESIDENT TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING: "I believe that our meeting will provide real opportunities for Peace Spring operation." MEETING IN PROGRESS TURKISH PLANE ON TARMAC RUSSIAN AND TURKISH FLAGS ERDOGAN GETS IN CAR VARIOUS OF MOTORCADE DRIVING AWAY
- Embargoed: 5th November 2019 11:56
- Keywords: Russia Turkey Syria Putin Erdogan Africa summit
- Location: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- City: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B26IV5Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan both said on Tuesday (October 22) they hoped to resolve positively 'complicated issues in the region', as they met in Sochi on the sidelines of Russia-Africa forum.
Hundreds of Kurdish fighters remain near to Syria's northeast border despite a U.S.-brokered truce demanding their withdrawal and Turkey could resume its offensive in the area when the ceasefire expires, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said before flying to Russia.
The five-day truce in Turkey's cross-border offensive to allow the withdrawal of Kurdish YPG fighters from the border area ends at 10 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Tuesday.
Turkey says Kurdish YPG militia forces, which it views as terrorists because of their links to Kurdish militants waging an insurgency in southeast Turkey, must leave a "safe zone" it wants to establish inside Syria.
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