Putin assesses Russian and Turkish efforts in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called coordinated efforts of Russia and Turkey to achieve normalization of the situation in Syria a significant factor of the international stability.
"The coordinated efforts of Russia and Turkey to normalize the situation and launch peace process in Syria are an important factor of the international stability," the head of state said at the official ceremony organized for the newly-appointed ambassadors to present their credentials to the Russian leader, which was attended by Turkish Ambassador Mehmet Samsar.
Putin noted that Russia-Turkey partnership has reached a strategic level. "We are constantly in contact with [Turkish] President Recep Tayyip Erdogan," TASS cited him as saying.
In addition, he noted that such important projects as the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant and the Turkish Stream gas pipeline construction are being successfully implemented.