Putin, Erdogan Discuss Syrian Settlement Over Phone

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In a telephone conversation on Monday, the Russian and Turkish presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed the Syrian settlement, the Kremlin press service has said, adding that the leaders agreed to continue contacts on Syria.

“High marks were given to the meeting of the presidents of the Astana process guarantor countries – Russia, Iran and Turkey. With a glance to its results, the leaders exchanged opinions on the Syrian settlement issue and agreed to continue contacts ton this topic,” the Kremlin said.

The two presidents also discussed implementation of the agreements achieved at a session of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council held in Ankara.

Commenting on the phone call, a source from the Turkish leader’s office said the presidents “discussed bilateral relations, as well as the latest developments in Syria”. “President Erdogan expressed concern over attacks in Douma and Eastern Ghouta, as well as stressed a need to carry out joint activity aimed to prevent losses among the civilians, and to deliver humanitarian aid to the region,” the source said.

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