Putin-Erdogan talks on bilateral and regional issues


The presidents of Russia and Turkey discussed over the phone bilateral cooperation and regional issues, including monitoring the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh and the latest developments in Syria.


According to the Anadolu Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Thursday on bilateral and regional issues.

According to the Kremlin’s statement on the phone conversation between Putin and Erdogan, the two sides exchanged views on strengthening Russian-Turkish cooperation in various fields, including the delivery of the Sputnik vaccine to Turkey and the resumption of flights between the two countries.

The statement also stated that Putin and Erdogan also discussed a solution to the Syrian crisis and stressed the importance of joint Russian-Turkish military activities on Syrian territory to prevent the escalation of tensions in Idlib and northeastern Syria, as well as to confront the remaining terrorist groups.


According to the Kremlin’s statement, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the latest developments in the region were also discussed during the phone conversation between Putin and Erdogan.

The Turkish president reiterated his support for Russia’s efforts to ensure the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the region.