Erdoğan, Russian President Putin talk over phone
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During the call, bilateral relations and regional issues, particularly Syria, were discussed.
On 22 October 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reached a deal to extend the ceasefire by 150 additional hours for PKK/YPG members to move 30 kilometers away from the border area as well as from Tal Rifaat and Manbij. The terms of the deal also included joint Russian–Turkish patrols 10 kilometers into Syria from the border except in the city of Qamishli. The new ceasefire started at 12pm local time on 23 October. (ILKHA)