April 4, 2018 / 1:49 PM / a year ago

Turkey, Russia to set up hospital for Syrians fleeing eastern Ghouta - Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia will work together to build a hospital in Syria’s Tel Abyad to treat those escaping eastern Ghouta, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after a summit on Syria, Erdogan said Turkish and Russian armed forces would coordinate to establish the hospital.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Editing by Dominic Evans

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