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Russian President Vladimir Putin walks past honour guards before a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool


MOSCOW (Reuters) - A ceasefire in Syria is on the whole being observed, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, after a meeting with Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan in Moscow.

Putin said the ceasefire was in large part the result of mediation by Russia and Turkey.

(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Christian Lowe)