Turkey-Russia hold second joint patrols in northern Syria

Turkish and Russian soldiers in armored vehicles began their second joint patrol in northern Syria.

Turkey and Russia on Tuesday morning began their second joint patrols in northern Syria east of the Euphrates river, under a deal signed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 22 in Sochi to end the Turkish operation against the PKK/YPG.

 According to the agreement between Ankara and Moscow, the patrols should conduct within a depth of up to 10 km inside Syrian territory east and west of the area under Turkey's exclusive control, or 120 km of border between Tal Abyad and Ras al Ayn.

The Turkish Defense Ministry posted photos on Twitter showing Turkish and Russian troops meeting at the border and studying maps before the start of the joint patrol. (ILKHA)

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