President of Russia Vladimir Putin’s telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan
On July 17, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Russia’s initiative.
In light of the attempted coup against the democratically elected government of Turkey in the early hours of July 16, Vladimir Putin underscored Russia’s principled position that anti-constitutional actions and violence are categorically unacceptable in any country. He expressed words of sympathy to President Erdogan over the numerous deaths, both among civilians and law enforcement officers who stood against the plotters, and expressed his hope that constitutional order and stability will be restored in Turkey as soon as possible.
The President of Russia noted the significant increase in the number of Russian tourists travelling to Turkey following the lifting of restrictions, and expressed hope that Turkey will be able to ensure, to the maximum extent, their safety given the difficult situation there.