Current dynamics of Russian-Turkish relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin's telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

On January 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Turkish sides initiative.

The two leaders focused on the situation in Syria. They pointed out that the ceasefire agreements reached between the Syrian Government and the moderate opposition through the mediation of Russia and Turkey have been mostly complied with and agreed to continue their joint efforts to prepare the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, Kazakhstan.

They also discussed bilateral issues, including the full revival of trade and economic ties and holding a meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council, which is co-chaired by the two heads of state, in the near future.