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Russia and Turkey agree on ceasefire in Idlib

Source: RIA Novosti

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have come to a ceasefire agreement regarding the ongoing conflict in Idlib Province, Syria. The two heads of state conducted negotiations for more than six hours and announced the results in a press conference.

The ceasefire is scheduled to begin at midnight on March 6, potentially stopping clashes along the Syrian front lines as they currently stand. Russia and Turkey will also establish a safe passage route six kilometers (3.73 miles) wide from north to south beginning at the M-4 highway. Russian and Turkish forces will patrol the area jointly. 

Putin and Erdogan also agreed to continue bilateral efforts to regulate the Syrian conflict.