DW's Brent Goff speaks with German lawmaker Roderich Kiesewetter on the Putin-Erdogan plan - and Germany's new proposal for an international presence in Syria.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Donald Trump at the White House at a time of historic differences between the two NATO allies. Photo-ops and pomp won't fix a host of issues that have damaged relations.
Turkey announced it will begin patrols with Russian troops in northern Syria. The statement from President Erdogan follows Turkey and Russia's deal to withdrawal Kurdish fighters in the area.
An "Islamic State" fighter from the US has already been deported and plans are to repatriate a German and a Danish citizen later on Monday. Ankara is also preparing to return scores of other Europeans.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed his Turkish counterpart for talks on the future of the Syrian conflict. Moscow is seeking to cement its role as a power broker in the Middle East.
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