Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan the situation in the Syrian Aleppo and Syria in General, the press service of the Kremlin.
About the content of the conversation reported little. In a statement, the Kremlin says that the presidents continued, “a thorough exchange of views on the Syrian issue, including on the situation in Aleppo”.
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Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with reporters, also did not disclose the details of the conversation, limiting the phrase to the effect that Putin and Erdogan “was held a wide exchange of views.”
On the eve of the Kremlin has demanded explanations in connection with Erdogan’s statement that the aim of the Syrian operations in Turkey – to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, whom Russia considers the legitimate President of Syria and his ally.
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Turkish army together with the Free Syrian army from August 2016 in Syria “operation Shield of the Euphrates” is aimed at overthrowing Assad.
“We are here to restore justice. We came to Syria to end the reign of a cruel tyrant Assad, who staged the country’s state terror,” said Turkish President.