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Putin Meets Assad as Russia Pushes for Syria-Turkey Accord

  • Russia holds four-way talks in Moscow with Iran, Syria, Turkey
  • Potential deal follows China’s success in Iran-Saudi deal
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Russian President Vladimir Putin began talks with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in Moscow on Wednesday as the Kremlin steps up efforts to restore ties between Turkey and Syria.

Putin said he planned to discuss “all important aspects of cooperation” with Assad, who thanked the Russian leader for backing Syrian demands for the pullout of all foreign forces and expressed support for his invasion of Ukraine.