In Syria, all the conditions for termination of the fratricidal war. This was stated by Vladimir Putin after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The situation in the Arab Republic became one of the main topics, which politicians discussed in Ankara. The talks lasted about three hours. Work to resolve the situation in Syria gives a positive result, said Vladimir Putin:
“Confirmed its readiness to follow with regard to the middle of September in Astana at the sixth international meeting on Syria final arrangements for four zones of de-escalation, including the biggest one of them in Idlib province. The initiative on creation of zones of de-escalation in Syria have been nominated by our Mr. Erdogan meeting in may this year in Sochi. Work on the implementation of this idea was very difficult for involved in the Syrian conflict parties and to the guarantor countries of the process of the Astana — Russia, Turkey and Iran. But despite the difficulties, we still managed to achieve a positive result.”
Policy talks in Ankara discussed Russian-Turkish relations. Vladimir Putin noted that trade turnover between our countries increased by more than 30%. A number of tourists from Russia to Turkey increased this year by 11 times.