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Normalization with Turkey complete, ties fully restored, says Putin


Holding talks at the Russian president's residence in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, the two leaders discussed the latest developments on bilatereal relations, particularly the Syrian crisis.

While Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu, Presidential Spokesman ?brahim Kal?n and the head of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (M?T) Hakan Fidan accompanied President Erdo?an on his visit, Putin was accompanied by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Kremlin Adviser Yuri Ushakov.

During a press conference after meeting, Erdo?an said the leaders agreed on establishing a "de-escalation" zone in Syria.

"I have always suggested the establishment of a no-fly zone. Now, there is a de-escalation zone in Idlib. People fled from Aleppo now to try to survive there. I hope this de-escalation zone will be maintained. We will discuss it with Mr. President [Putin]," he said.