Speaking after a closed meeting in Sochi, Putin said the Astana framework created necessary conditions for United Nations intervention to protect Syrian refugees and that Russian Federation would continue to work with Turkey to help resolve the crisis.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin praised the Astana process for producing concrete results in Syria and creating conditions for a dialogue there. "If a military solution is out of the question, then those who say this should pull their troops out".
In response to a question on Russian Federation and the United States rejecting a military solution to the conflict in Syria, Erdogan said, "those who do not believe in a military solution in Syria should pull their troops out". " Erdogan added, "We came to an agreement that, at this moment, there's ground, which allows us to focus on the political resolution" of the Syrian crisis". Asked if the two discussed Erdogan's earlier comments, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the talks were about more complex issues which could not be made public, according to RIA news agency.
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"The United States said it would completely leave Iraq, but it didn't". "The United States has 13 bases in Syria in total and Russian Federation has five others".
Moscow has deployed military force in Syria to support the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey has backed elements within the armed Syrian opposition. The US-led coalition says it does not discuss the location of its forces.
The weapon can not be integrated into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defences.