March 10, 2017 / 4:46 PM / 7 months ago

Russia cautiously optimistic on Syria peace deal - Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is cautiously optimistic on the chances for a peace deal in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, after talks with Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan in Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan enter a hall during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool

“I want to express cautious optimism that we, ... including here also other important players including the United States, will be able to ... move to a fully-fledged political resolution,” Putin said.

Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Christian Lowe

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