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IPFS News Link • Syria

Putin cements powerful new alliance with Iran and Turkey--

• By Chris Pleasance

Iran's Hassan Rouhani joined President Erdogan and President Putin in Ankara Wednesday for talks on Syria

Leaders are attempting to put aside their differences to achieve a 'lasting ceasefire' in the war-torn country

Trio form unlikely allies as Iran and Russia back the Syrian regime while Turkey backs Free Syrian Army rebels

Partnership is increasingly diminishing western influence in the region, as Trump mulls pulling troops out