Erdoğan discusses Syria with French, Russian leaders over phone
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on April 14 spoke over the phone separately with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin, state-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing presidential sources.
Erdoğan discussed the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria as well as bilateral and regional issues with the French and Russian leaders, said the sources on the condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
Erdoğan underlined that Assad regime’s attacks with both chemical and conventional weapons should end. He stressed that the political solution is necessary to bring peace in the country.
In their phone conversation, Erdoğan and Putin confirmed resolution to continue joint effort to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis, and agreed to stay in close contact on bilateral and regional issues.
Earlier, the Turkish president also spoke with British Premier Theresa May.