Putin holds short conversation with Erdogan on sidelines of Beijing forum

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday held a short meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, Sputnik reports.

"Putin had a short conversation with Turkish President Erdogan, including on the issues discussed during the recent dialogue in [the Russian resort city of] Sochi," Peskov told reporters.

The spokesman added that the Russian leader had also held meetings with Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Kyrgyz leader Almazbek Atambayev.

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