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Added On January 11, 2020

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STORY: RUSSIAN, TURKISH PRESIDENTS MEET 
 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have issued a joint statement regarding the civil war in Libya, the crisis in Iran and developments in Syria after their consecutive meetings in Istanbul.
 
The two leaders called on all parties in Libya to agree on an immediate cease-fire and to stop all hostilities.
 
On the growing aggression between the United States and Iran, the two presidents called on both sides to act with restraint and prioritize diplomacy.
 
Erdogan and Putin also reiterated their commitment to the preservation of sovereignty, independence, political unity and territorial integrity of Syria.
 
STORY: PUTIN ATTENDS NAVAL DRILLS IN BLACK SEA
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin attended major military drills conducted by the Russian Black Sea and Northern Fleets on Thursday.
 
Over 30 ships, one submarine and more than 40 aircraft were involved in the drills.
 
STORY: TURKISH FM VOICES SUPPORT FOR IRAQ
 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Ali al-Hakim in Baghdad on Thursday.
 
At a press conference after the meeting, Cavusoglu said Turkey doesn't want Iraq to be a battle zone for foreign forces and promised to help the nation get through this difficult stage.
 
Al-Hakim said Iraq rejects and condemns foreign attacks on Iraqi territory. He also asserted the need for all foreign forces to leave Iraq through diplomatic means and dialogue based on respecting sovereignty and common interests.