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

On October 9, 2019 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Turkish side’s initiative.
Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued their exchange of views on Syrian problems, including in the context of the agreements reached in September in Ankara during the meeting of the leaders of the guarantor states in the Astana process. In light of the plans announced by Turkey to conduct a military operation in northeastern Syria, Vladimir Putin urged his Turkish partners to carefully consider the situation so as not to damage the overall efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis. At the same time, both sides reaffirmed the importance of ensuring the unity and territorial integrity of Syria and respect for its sovereignty.
Several current issues of bilateral cooperation were also discussed.
It was agreed to arrange further contacts at various levels.