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13.04.2017 - 22: 48

Putin had a telephone conversation with Erdogan

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed by telephone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the situation in Syria, including the incident involving chemical weapons, said the Kremlin.

"Discussed development of the situation in Syria. Expressed mutual intention to continue working together to strengthen the cessation of hostilities, the willingness to continue to contribute to mezhsiriyskomu negotiations in Astana and in the Geneva format ", - reported on the Kremlin website.

Putin and Erdogan agreed that the incident with chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun in the Syrian province of Idlib must be thoroughly and objectively investigated.

The two sides also agreed to intensify work on the implementation of the decisions of the meeting of the Cooperation Council, which took place on March 10. Appropriate instructions will be given to the governments of the two countries.

Recall Erdogan supported the US missile strike on Syria in connection with the alleged use of chemical weapons Damascus, and even considered it insufficient. Russia, by contrast, called the strike actions in the interests of terrorists.

After that, there were reports of a possible new spiral of worsening relations between Russia and Turkey. Thus, it became known about the possible suspension of charter flights, which could be associated with this reaction of Ankara on the situation in Syria.

A source: LOOK

Author: Sergei Guryanov

Tags: Putin, Russia, Erdogan, Turkey, International Relations, Politics, Syria, chemical weapons, war in the Middle East