Erdoğan offers condolences to Putin over sub fire
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 6 expressed condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over this week’s deadly submarine fire that killed 14 crew members.
In a phone conversation, Erdoğan also offered his condolences to the families of the crew and the Russian people over the disaster, said Turkey’s Presidential Communications Directorate.
According to a statement, Erdoğan and Putin also discussed bilateral relations and regional issues as well as the latest developments in Libya.
On July 1, a fire broke out on a naval deep-sea research vessel in theBarents Sea, taking the lives of 14 servicemen, including seven high-ranking officers.