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Russian armed forces Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov delivers a speech as he attends the 4th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) in Moscow April 16, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chief of the Russian army's general staff, Valery Gerasimov, will visit Ankara on Thursday to discuss Syria and military cooperation with Turkey, Interfax news agency cited Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying.

(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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