Putin telephones with Erdogan after escalation in Idlib and Libya

Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during which he discussed the situation in Idlib and expressed his concern about developments in Libya, amid escalation by Turkey's mercenaries in the two countries.

The Russian Kremlin said, today, Monday: "Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erogan, during which the two presidents discussed the situation in Syria, and expressed a common intention to intensify joint efforts to implement the Russian-Turkish agreements to reduce escalation in Idlib, including the additional protocol of Sochi's memo dated September 17, 2018, which was adopted in Moscow on March 5."

The statement added: "The two sides also discussed the situation in Libya, and expressed their concern about the escalation of clashes there, and the need for a speedy resumption of the permanent armistice and dialogue among the Libyans was emphasized on the basis of the decisions of the Berlin International Conference, on January 19 approved by UN Security Council Resolution 2510 ".

This call comes days after Turkish mercenaries launched attacks on the positions of the Syrian government forces in Idlib countryside, which resulted in deaths and injuries.

In Libya, the Accord's forces, with direct Turkish support, took control of Al-Wattia Air Force Base, in the west of the country.  

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