Ushakov gives details of Putin-Erdogan talks

Ushakov gives details of Putin-Erdogan talks

The presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, negotiated one-on-one for more than two hours during their six-hour-long talks on Syria on Tuesday, Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov said.

"They spoke tete-a-tete for at least two hours," he said, adding that then, work continued with the participation of the delegations.

When asked about the share of Russian and Turkish initiatives in the agreement achieved on Tuesday, Ushakov said "it is difficult to say this". "This is a joint document,’" he stressed, with both Russia and Turkey making contribution.

"Usually, such working meetings continue no longer than two to three hours, while in this case - it was six hours. The matters are very important, and a crucial document was coordinated," TASS cited the aide as saying.