In the settlement of the situation in Syria and in the fight against terrorists in General, there has been progress, and in many ways it has been achieved through the actions of Turkey and of the position of the Turkish leadership. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 summit in Hamburg, reports TASS.
The Russian President noted that in recent years the country has made “a lot” for full-scale development of bilateral relations.
“Largely thanks to your position, Mr. President, managed to best change the situation in Syria: terrorist groups and the impact caused during this time and settlement progressed seriously” — appealed to Putin to Erdogan.
Putin stressed that he appreciated the position of his Turkish colleagues and all partners in the negotiation process. In turn, Erdogan said that the cooperation between Turkey and Russia is “a clear example for the peoples of the region and all countries in the world community.”
“From myself personally and from the people I want to thank You for the role that You have shown [in the Syrian settlement],” said Erdogan, referring to Putin, also expressing hope for a positive outcome of their meeting.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the two presidents during the meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit discussed, in addition to Syria, also the implementation of the project “Turkish stream”, the construction of a nuclear power plant “Akkuyu”.