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Erdoğan, Putin speak over escalating tensions in rebel-held Idlib in phone call

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday.

Erdoğan and Putin exchanged views on a wide range of issues, particularly the escalating tensions in Syria's Idlib region.

During the critical conversation, Erdoğan expressed Turkey's concerns over heightened tensions in the rebel-controlled region.

Turkish leader told his Russian counterpart that the Assad regime's attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis, and posing a threat to Turkey's national security.

Erdoğan reportedly reiterated that the attacks violated a ceasefire in Idlib and damaged efforts for a political solution in Syria.

08.23.2019
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