Turkey’s Erdogan travels to Sochi for talks with Putin

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are scheduled to meet on Friday in the Russian seaside resort of Sochi. Turkey’s planned military incursion to attack a Kurdish militia in northern Syria will top the agenda among other regional issues, according to state broadcaster TRT. Moscow had recently advised against such an offensive. Ankara considers the US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia the People’s Defence Units (YPG) a terrorist group and suspects it is linked to domestic insurgents. A Turkish offensive in Syria’s north has been on hold since 2019 foll…

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