November 25, 2018 / 3:35 PM / 20 days ago

Turkish defence minister discussed Syria's Idlib with Russia - CNN Turk

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar (L) as Turkey’s Finance Minister Berat Albayrak watches, during a ceremony to mark the completion of the sea part of the TurkStream gas pipeline, in Istanbul, Turkey November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish defence minister Hulusi Akar discussed the latest developments in Syria’s Idlib with his Russian counterpart by telephone on Sunday, Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

No further details were immediately available.

Russia’s defence ministry said earlier that its warplanes had carried out air strikes against militants it held responsible for firing shells filled with chlorine gas at the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Russian news agencies cited Major-General Igor Konashenkov as saying that the Russian strikes had destroyed all of their targets and that Russia had warned Turkey of the bombing raid in advance via a telephone hotline.

Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Alexander Smith

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