The two-day meeting in the Tuscan city of Lucca started on Monday amid tensions between Russia and the West over the conflict in Syria, just days after US airstrikes on Syrian government forces raised questions about Washington's strategy.
Russia's Vladimir Putin has put forward measures to bring the devastating war to a close with the help of Turkey and Iran. Despite renewed peace efforts, a political solution to the eight-year conflict remains elusive.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Their alliance is in good shape, so what's left to talk about for two men who've engineered themselves all-powerful presidencies?
Despite very different views of the Syrian conflict, Presidents Putin and Erdogan have met in Moscow to discuss regional stability. Both want to prevent a power vacuum after the US troop withdrawal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country has a new type of strategic weapon that is impossible to intercept. His remarks come as Russia-US relations sink to their lowest level since the Cold War.
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