The statement said the soldier was killed during an observation shift earlier in the day, in an attack by anti-tank weapons and small arms fire, bringing Turkey's military death toll up to seven soldiers in its wide-ranging offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces.
Russian officials had spoken to Assad on Friday about the need to de-escalate the situation in northeast Syria, Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday.
It said 16 SDF fighters had been killed and three wounded in Turkish attacks around the border town of Ras al-Ayn and nearby villages.
Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin said Ankara does not want either Syrian forces nor Kurdish fighters in the border area because refugees would not go back to areas under their control.
Mr. Erdogan will meet his Russian and Iranian counterparts Tuesday, coinciding with the end of the cease-fire, to discuss their respective interests in Syria.
A separate statement from the ministry late on Saturday said that a convoy of 39 vehicles had entered and exited the border town of Ras al Ain to evacuate injured people. It will withdraw and move back from the border 30 kilometers (19 miles).
A group of trucks crossed on Sunday the Iraqi-Syrian border to evacuate U.S. troops from the northern part of Syria, SANA reports said.
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SDF had said they would abide with the terms of the ceasefire but did not commit to any pull-out.
Khalil said Kurdish-led fighters would pull back from a 120-kilometre (75-mile) stretch along the border from Ras al-Ayn to Tal Abyad, moving past the global highway. Some analysts and politicians criticized President Trump for removing America forces, saying it was a "green light" for Ankara to invade Syria and fight the Kurds.
If Kurdish fighters then pull back from the 120-kilometres (75 miles) border area, it is uncertain what the arrangement would be along the rest of the northeastern border, most of which remains exclusively in the hands of Kurdish-led fighters.
Ankara says it also wants to return to two million Syrian refugees - roughly half the number it is now hosting - to settle in the safe zone.
Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish groups terrorists for their links to a decades-long Kurdish insurgency inside Turkey.
On Oct. 17, Turkey agreed to pause its Operation Peace Spring for 120 hours to allow the withdrawal of terrorist YPG/PKK forces from the planned safe zone. The discussions will likely focus on agreeing to take control of different parts of northeastern Syria, including deploying Russian and Syrian government forces to areas on the border now controlled by the Kurds.
"We want to create conditions that will be suitable for them to return where they will feel safe".
The border town of Kobani also stands between Turkish-controlled Syrian territories to the west and Kurdish-held eastern Syria.