Kremlin: Putin, Erdogan to continue direct contacts on Syria situation

Kremlin: Putin, Erdogan to continue direct contacts on Syria situation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are likely to continue their direct contacts on Turkey’s military operation in Syria, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with the program ‘Moscow. Kremlin. Putin’ on the Rossiya-1 TV Channel on Sunday, TASS reports.

"As a whole, the Russian and Turkish sides are in contact. It cannot be ruled out that the presidents will continue directly communicating on this score," he said during Putin’s state visits to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that took place on October 14-15.

As the Kremlin spokesman stressed, the events in northeastern Syria cause serious concern and may harm political settlement.

The Russian and Turkish presidents are due to meet in Sochi on October 22. The Kremlin spokesman earlier said that the leaders planned to discuss the situation in northeastern Syria.

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