March 4, 2020 / 9:50 AM / a month ago

Turkey's Erdogan says expects Syria ceasefire after Putin talks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party during meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, March 4, 2020. Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he expects his talks this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin to result in the rapid achievement of a ceasefire in northwest Syria’s Idlib region.

Erdogan was speaking to reporters ahead of his visit to Moscow on Thursday for talks with Putin. The Turkish army and the Syrian rebels it backs have escalated attacks in Idlib against Syrian government forces backed by Russia.

Reporting by Nevzat Devranoglu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Jonathan Spicer

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