Russia’s Putin says agreed deal with Turkey’s Erdogan that lays ground for Syria ceasefire

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had agreed a deal with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at talks in Moscow that he hoped would lead to a halt of military action in Syria’s Idlib province.

Putin said his talks with Erdogan has lasted more than six hours.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin/Andrey Ostroukh/Maria Kiselyova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn)