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Russia, Turkey Vow to Cooperate After Slaying of Envoy

  • Joint pact with Iran seeks Syria talks, truce, Lavrov says
  • Agreement follows killing of Russian ambassador in Ankara
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Russia and Turkey said they’ll renew a push to resolve the Syrian war and fight terrorism, as they insisted their improved relationship won’t be derailed by the murder of the Russian ambassador in Ankara.

The foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran said in Moscow on Tuesday that they’d agreed on a joint approach to Syria that includes pressing for peace talks and a cease-fire. Their cooperation has proved effective on the ground, while “unfortunately the American side couldn’t confirm its participation in actions agreed” under a failed peace deal in September, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.