Putin and Erdogan discuss situation in Syria
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria’s Afrin and Idlib with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by phone, the Kremlin said in a statement.
Erdogan expressed condolences to Vladimir Putin over the death of Russian military pilot Roman Filipov after the attack of militants in Syria.
The presidents agreed to strengthen coordination between the two countries’ military and security services in Syria in the fight against terrorism, Reuters reported.
"The importance of clear and strict compliance with the Astana agreements on the creation of de-escalation zones in Syria is stressed. Both sides confirmed their commitment to a political and diplomatic settlement based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254, in line with the decisions of the Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue held on January 30 in Sochi," the Kremlin statement said.
Putin and Erdogan, in a telephone conversation, also discussed the prospects for new contacts between Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria, the statement added.