April 9, 2018 / 11:41 AM / 3 months ago

Erdogan and Putin discussed need to halt civilian deaths in Syria's eastern Ghouta - source

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan stressed the importance of halting civilian deaths in Syria’s eastern Ghouta region in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, a Turkish presidential source said.

Presidents Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Ankara, Turkey April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Suspected chemical attacks over the weekend killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 1,000 in Syria’s rebel-held eastern Ghouta, a Syria medical relief group said.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by David Dolan

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