Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi on Monday (November 13) where both men, who have been at odds over the Syrian war, discussed further steps in resolving the crisis. After more than four hours of talks Erdogan said the two leaders had agreed to focus on a political solution to the conflict. Putin said Russia would continue to work on Syria with Turkey and their efforts were yielding results. Neither leader went into more specific detail. Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump said in a joint statement on Saturday they would continue to fight against ISIS in Syria, while agreeing that there was no military solution to the Assad wider, six-year-old war on Syrians. Turkish President took swipes at both US and Russian interventions in Syria on Monday before flying to meet Putin in Sochi and said if countries truly believed a military solution was impossible, they should withdraw their troops.