Erdogan conveys condolences over An-26 crash in Syria in phone talk with Putin

 Erdogan conveys condolences over An-26 crash in Syria in phone talk with Putin

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his condolences in a phone conversation with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in connection with the crash of Russia’s An-26 military transport plane in Syria, the Kremlin press service said.

In addition, the two leaders "discussed the situation in Eastern Ghouta in the context of implementing Resolution 2401 of the UN Security council."

The sides also "noted the importance of solving humanitarian problems and the need for further uncompromising struggle against terrorist groups in this region," the statement reads.

During the conversation, the Turkish leader also informed Putin about the Turkish military operation near the Syrian city of Afrin.

The sides also discussed pressing issues of bilateral cooperation, including the implementation of bilateral energy projects of strategic importance and agreed to continue contacts at various levels.

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