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World

Web Desk
May 11, 2018

Russian strongman spoke to Erdogan 20 times, double that of other world leaders

World

Web Desk
Fri, May 11, 2018

In the final year of Vladimir Putin´s third term as president of Russia, he spoke to Erdogan 20 times, double that of other world leaders, according to Russian newspaper Kommersant.

Days after Putin  was sworn in as president of his country for the fourth term ,  has once again held telephonic conversation with Turkish counterpart during which Erdogan congratulated him on the start of his fourth stint.

According to a statements issued by Kremlin, the the Russian and Trukish leaders discussed US decision to pull out of Iran nuclear deal and called it "wrong".

According to AFP, the Kremlin said the two strongmen "emphasised that the safeguarding of the JCPOA (the formal abbreviation for the accord) is very important for international and regional security as well as the nuclear non-proliferation regime".

The two leaders "confirmed their determination" to continue to cooperate to this end with the other signatory countries of the agreement, the Kremlin added.

Trukey has been working closely with Moscow and Tehran over the past year on the Syrian peace process despite being on opposing sides of the conflict and having a sometimes troubled relationship with Iran.

AFP/WEB Desk