Russian President Vladimir Putin's telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip
On June 5, at Turkey’s initiative, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation
with President of the Turkish Republic Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The two presidents discussed the developments around Qatar and called on all interested countries to engage
in dialogue with a view to reaching a compromise for the sake of preserving peace and stability in the Persian Gulf
It was emphasised that the grave crisis in the Middle East requires well-orchestrated efforts and close coordination
of the international community in fighting the terrorist threat.
Both leaders agreed to continue joint efforts to facilitate a settlement in Syria, in part by implementing
the agreements on de-escalation zones as soon as possible.
They also discussed certain issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation, noting the progress toward fully restoring
Russian-Turkish trade and economic ties and implementing the Turkish Stream project.