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15th Aug 2020

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Turkey agrees to Syria ceasefire, says US

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria between its forces and their allied rebels and Syrian Kurds. The agreement followed a meeting between US vice-president Mike Pence and Turkish president Recep Erdogan. Pence said there will be a pause in military operations for 120 hours after which "Turkey has then agreed to a permanent ceasefire." EU leaders in Brussels are set to discuss Turkey at an EU summit.

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