Putin and Erdogan discussed ceasefire in Syria

Leaders of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey discussed the efforts to resolve the Syrian conflict in a telephone conversation.

9 September 2016 10:54

September 8, the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

The main topic of the discussion was the coordination of efforts in resolving the Syrian conflict, according to the Office of the Turkish Head of the state.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again stressed the need for the immediate ceasefire in Syrian Aleppo, and reminded of the US participation in the negotiations on the issue.

The presidents agreed to increase all the possible efforts to impose a ceasefire, since very soon the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha will start.

Putin and Erdogan discussed the ongoing operation the Euphrates Shield in the north of Syria. The Presidents agreed upon the crucial need to eliminate terrorist threat along the Turkish-Syrian border.

The Turkish and Russian leaders have touched upon the issues of energy cooperation (NPP "Acqua" and "Turkish Stream") and the resumption of charter flights between the countries as well.

September 7, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an official statement on its website expressing concern for progress of the Turkish troops further to Syrian territories in the course of a military operation Euphrates Shield.

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