Russian and Turkish military chiefs discuss Syria

Russian and Turkish military chiefs discuss Syria

Russia's Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov and his Turkish counterpart Yasar Guler had a phone call to discuss latest development in northern Syria, the Turkish army said.

Turkish and Russian military chiefs also exchanged views on daily developments in Syria, the Turkish Armed Forces said on Twitter.

The phone conversation came ahead of the first joint ground patrol of Turkey and Russia in northern Syria, Anadolu Agency reported.

On October 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President 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.