|Russia, Turkey discuss new ideas on Syria: Kremlin||
Putin and Erdogan agreed to differ on Syria at Monday's talks in Istanbul but Russia has distanced itself from President Bashar al-Assad and tried to position itself for his potential exit from power.
Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed diplomats would discuss what Putin said were “some new, fresh ideas” but gave no details.
“It was agreed that these ideas will be discussed in more detail by our
diplomats in the very near future, in order to understand how viable they are and how great their potential to resolve (the Syrian crisis),” Peskov said.
“It is still unclear to what degree they might be acceptable to the sides in Syria itself,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a summit of the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States in Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat.
Russia has shielded Assad by blocking, along with China, three UN Security Council resolutions aimed at pushing him out or pressing him to end violence that… began in March 2011.
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