Russia, Turkey to coordinate on Syria: Foreign ministers

Moscow and Ankara will coordinate military activities in the war-torn country as the US decides to withdraw its troops.

29 Dec 2018

Russia and Turkey have agreed to coordinate ground operations in Syria after last week’s announcement of a United States‘ military withdrawal, Turkish and Russian foreign ministers said.

“We paid special attention to new circumstances which appeared in connection with the announced US military pullout,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Moscow on Saturday.

“An understanding was reached on how military representatives of Russia and Turkey will continue to coordinate their steps on the ground under new conditions with a view to finally rooting out terrorist threats in Syria,” Lavrov said.