Turkish, Russian military chiefs to meet on Syria - AA

Turkish, Russian military chiefs to meet on Syria - AA

Turkish, Russian military chiefs to meet on Syria - AA
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Orient Net - AA
Date: 2016-09-15 09:02
Turkey and Russia’s top generals are to meet in Ankara on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar will meet Gen. Valery Gerasimov to discuss Syria and also to talk about military cooperation, a spokesman said.

Operation Euphrates Shield to remove ISIS from the northern border region has seen Turkey back FSA forces on the ground with special forces, tanks, artillery and air power.

Relations between Ankara and Moscow have been repaired since Turkey shot down a Russian warplane over the Syrian border in November last year for violating Turkish airspace, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting President Vladimir Putin on Aug. 9 in St. Petersburg and Russia lifting sanctions against Turkey and restoring economic ties.

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