Putin Says Russia and U.S. Close to Breakthrough Deal on Syria

  • Two sides ‘gradually heading in right direction,’ Putin says
  • ‘Key problem’ remains ties between Syria rebels, extremists

Putin Sees Improving Turkey Relations, Progress in Syria

Vladimir Putin said Russia and the U.S. are close to striking a deal on fighting terrorists in Syria, potentially a major step toward ending a civil war that’s flooded Europe with refugees and helped give rise to Islamic State.

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