Erdogan-Putin to discuss Syrian conflict

ISTANBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey would take “necessary” further steps in northeastern Syria after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, the day that a five-day Washington-brokered ceasefire expires.
“We will take up this process with Mr Putin and after that we will take the necessary steps,” Erdogan told a forum in Istanbul hosted by broadcaster TRT World, without elaborating.
Erdogan is due to hold talks with Putin on Tuesday in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi.–Agencies