Erdogan, Putin discuss Syria issue over phone

Erdogan and Putin discussed bilateral cooperation and the Syria crisis

Erdogan and Putin discussed bilateral cooperation and the Syria crisis

ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

The conversation was initiated by Erdogan according to the written statement released by the Kremlin Media Center.

The two leaders discussed current bilateral cooperation issues, including the implementation of the agreements reached at the third meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council in Istanbul in December 2012 and the preparations for the next Council meeting to be held in Russia later this year, the statement said.

Both sides expressed their satisfaction with the development of the multi-faceted Russian-Turkish cooperation, including in the energy sector, the statement said.

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan also exchanged views on the regional situation, especially in Syria and around it, expressing their willingness to coordinate their actions in the interests of finding a political solution to the crisis.

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