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Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria over phone - Kremlin
October 5, 2016 / 5:11 PM / a year ago

Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria over phone - Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed over the phone on Wednesday the need to increase international efforts to reduce the conflict in Syria, the Kremlin said.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin interacts with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan as they pose for a group picture during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

“The need to increase the international community’s efforts to build a peaceful political process in (Syria), to create conditions for de-escalation of the situation and to address the acute humanitarian problems was emphasised,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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