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    Russian President Vladimir Putin had agreed with his Turkish counterpart to offer peace talks on Syrian issue at a new platform in Kazakhstan’s Astana.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he had agreed with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to offer to the conflicting sides to the Syrian crisis to continue the process of peace talks on a new platform in Kazakhstan’s Astana.

    "We agreed with president Erdogan that we would offer to the conflicting sides, we from our side to the Syrian government, while the Turkish president to the representatives of the armed opposition, to continue the process of peace talks on a peaceful platform. Kazakhstan capital of Astana could become such a platform," Putin told a press conference.

    According to the Russian president, such platform would not compete with the Geneva talks, should the sides agree to it, but would complement them.


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