Turkey and Russia have agreed what they say is a "historic" deal aimed at keeping Kurdish forces away from Syria"s border with Turkey. It comes during a pause in Turkey"s offensive to drive Kurdish forces out, creating a "safe zone" in the area. Under the deal, Syrian and Russian forces will immediately oversee a withdrawal of Kurdish forces.
There is no word from the Kurdish fighters, whom Turkey regards as terrorists.
The deal sets out plans for joint Turkish-Russian patrols along the border next week.
The agreement was announced after six hours of talks on Tuesday between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian host, Vladimir Putin, in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.