Turkey and Russia will start joint military patrols in the safe zone area in Syria, Turkey’s national defense minister said Tuesday.

Turkey and Russia will soon conduct joint military patrols in the safe zone in Syria, Hulusi Akar said.

The intended joint military patrols were planned in a meeting held between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin where also a deal on northern Syria was made on Oct. 22.

On Oct. 9, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria east of the Euphrates River in order to secure Turkey’s borders,

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