Turkey, Russia begin joint patrols in northern Syria: Source
01 Nov 2019
Turkish and Russian military vehicles are seen during a joint patrol in northeast Syria on Friday. Kemal Aslan/ Reuters
Turkish and Russian troops began conducting their first joint ground patrols in northeast Syria on Friday, a Turkish military source told Reuters.
Ankara and Moscow had agreed to conduct joint patrols in the region under a deal struck by President Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Erdogan said on Wednesday the patrols would be at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) in Syrian territory.