Syria ceasefire nears end as Putin, Erdogan meet in Russia

The presidents of Turkey and Russia met in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi on Tuesday, hours before a five-day ceasefire between Turkish troops and Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria was set to expire.

The talks between Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin are likely to be crucial in determining arrangements along the Syrian-Turkish border, where Ankara demands a long "safe zone" cleared of Kurdish fighters.

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