September 17, 2018 / 5:43 PM / 10 months ago

Turkey, Russia agree Idlib demilitarised zone, Erdogan says

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia September 17, 2018. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia decided to form a demilitarised zone between rebels and government forces in Syria’s Idlib region, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Speaking at a news conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian city of Sochi, Erdogan said the two nations would carry out coordinated military patrols on the borders of the demilitarised zone.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Dominic Evans

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