Assad: Russian-Turkish deal on Syria is temporary  

Assad: Russian-Turkish deal on Syria is temporary  

Syrian President Bashar Assad described the Russian-Turkish deal on Syria as good and a temporary arrangement.

"Russia strictly adheres to the principle of preserving Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity," TASS cited Assad as saying.

On October 22, Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, signed a memorandum on joint actions in northeastern Syria. Under the arrangement, the Russian military police and Syrian military were to be moved into the areas bordering the zone of Turkey’s operation in Syria as of noon of October 23. The Kurdish forces had 150 hours to vacate the 30-kilometer wide strip of land along the Turkish border. After that Russian and Turkish forces are to begin joint patrols.

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