Putin in Turkey to discuss next steps on Syria, S-400s & nuclear power
Tuesday - 03/04/2018 10:05
Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Ankara to meet his Turkish and Iranian counterparts. The trio will focus on Syria, days after the milestone liberation of Ghouta, as Moscow also finalizes joint projects with Turkey.
President Putin chose Turkey as his first foreign visit after reelection to talk to the other two guarantors of a ceasefire in Syria: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The three nations have managed to establish de-escalation zones and humanitarian pauses that have gradually wound down hostilities and allowed thousands of civilians to escape combat zones, such as the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, where Russia played a major role.