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Turkey's Erdogan, U.S. Trump discuss Syria, bilateral ties and Sochi summit - Turkish sources
November 24, 2017 / 2:34 PM / 19 days ago

Turkey's Erdogan, U.S. Trump discuss Syria, bilateral ties and Sochi summit - Turkish sources

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed recent developments in Syria, bilateral ties and a summit in Russia’s Sochi during a phone call on Friday, sources in Erdogan’s office said.

FILE PHOTO - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting of his ruling AK Party in Ankara, Turkey, November 17, 2017. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

At a summit in the southern Russian city of Sochi on Wednesday, Russia’s Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow’s ally, President Bashar al-Assad. [nL8N1NS5RQ]

A written statement from Erdogan’s office will be released later on Friday, sources said.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu

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