Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed that the ceasefire between the Syrian government and supposed moderate opposition are being upheld in a television conversation they had on Thursday.

“It was stated that the agreements achieved between the government of Syria and the moderate opposition through the mediation of Russia and Turkey on the cessation of hostilities has been observed by and large. It was agreed to step up active joint efforts to prepare for intra-Syrian negotiations in Astana,” the Kremlin said in an official statement.

It was announced that the phone call had been requested from Turkey.

“Also, there was a discussion of bilateral problems, including further restoration of full-scale trading and economic ties and a meeting of the high-level cooperation council under the chairmanship of the two heads of state, to be convened in the near future,” the Russian presidential press-service said.

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Nestor Arapa
2017-01-13 01:57

Rusia me está decepcionando, no se puede negociar quien arma y entrena terroristas, no se puede negociar con quien invade país extraño sin autorización del gobierno Sirioy por último Erdogan se dio el lujo de derribar un avión Ruso.

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Henri Cochet
2017-01-13 03:10
Reply to  Nestor Arapa

It’s clear that Erdogan entered Syria with Assad disaproval but with Iran and Russia agreement . Why ? because in exchange of Al Bab, Erdogan gave Aleppo . But while SAA took Aleppo, turkish army/FSA is unable to take Al Bab so far, and they sustain heavy losses . So the deal isnt that bad for syria … dont worry too much about the ceasefire, it’s a political show .

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Stern Daler
2017-01-13 04:40
Reply to  Nestor Arapa

Yes Russia is also disappointing me, but politics is the art of the possible. So you sometimes have to shelf the past to get a better future. Especially if You are negotiating a peace. So You may have to go over the fact that the enemy side has armed and trained terrorists, invaded the land of an ally and shot down one of your air planes.

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Assad must stay
2017-01-13 09:48
Reply to  Nestor Arapa

They are all facing the reality, and the situation is very complex. They all do not have enough power to solve it. So an agrement could help.
What is doing Russia is clever and courageous.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-01-13 15:46
Reply to  Nestor Arapa

IMHO, Putin shares the same analysis I have: due to the purges, Turkey ends with a totally inefficient military leadership and can only end with being in a quagmire in Syria. What sucks the most is that Gollum is simply levelling al-Bab has he did to Cizre, Sure and not talking of damages to Diyarbakir. With all his stupid games, Erdogan drew the EU against him, probably the US too, the economy’s downspiraling… Putin found simply a lever and the best way to end the bloodshed is first to stop weapons/ammos supplies and cockroaches crossing the border. With all the… Read more »