The Latest: Turkey, Russia discuss Aleppo
BEIRUT – The Latest on Syria (all times local):
Turkey's president says his Russian counterpart has asked for Turkey's assistance toward the removal of fighters from the extremist Fatah al-Sham Front, previously known as Nusra Front, from the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he discussed Aleppo with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday evening, before Russia announced a temporary halt to airstrikes.
"We gave the necessary orders to our friends," Erdogan said, adding that the leaders discussed an agreement to... read more