Putin and Erdogan discussed Syria

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation, during which discussed the situation in Syria and the development of Russian-Turkish cooperation. On Saturday, October 21, the press service of the Kremlin.

It is noted that during the exchange of views on the situation in Syria has been welcomed by Nations working together in the framework of the Astana process, which was manifested in the creation of zones of de-escalation in this country. The presidents also discussed the prospects of the seventh meeting of the SAR in the capital of Kazakhstan at the end of October 2017.

“Both sides expressed satisfaction with the current development of Russian-Turkish cooperation in various areas. Noted that the agreements reached at the summit meeting in Ankara on 28 September this year, successfully implemented, including in trade-economic sphere”, — stated in the message.

Russia, Turkey and Iran, on the countries-guarantors, by mutual agreement, from may 2017 are working on creating four zones of the cease-fire in Syria. Three zones of de-escalation have earned by the end of summer. However, the parameters of the zone in Idlib, bordering Turkey, has long failed to agree on. 15 September to the end of another round of talks in Astana, it was announced the agreement of all four zones.