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Donald Trump, Tayyip Erdogan discuss Syria crisis over phone call

US President Donald Trump And Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Discussed The Ongoing Crisis In Syria Over A Phone Call Confirmed White House.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Assem Sharma | Updated on: 12 Apr 2018, 02:12:34 PM
Donald Trump, Tayyip Erdogan discuss Syria crisis over phone call

New Delhi:

US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the ongoing crisis in Syria over a phone call confirmed White House.

The White House also issued a brief about the telephonic conversation.

Erdogan and Trump "exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria," a Turkish presidential source said.

Both the presidents spoke "to discuss the current crisis in Syria," it said.

"The two leaders agreed to stay in close contact about the situation’’, he added.

The talks immediately after Trump warned Russia over its support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying US missiles "will be coming" in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim earlier in the day told Russia and the United States to end their "street fighting" over Syria, saying it was time to put aside a rivalry that risked harming civilians.

Turkey and the United States are key NATO allies, but their relations have been strained over a number of issues including Washington's support for Syrian Kurdish militia deemed as a terrorist outfit by Ankara.

And in recent months, Turkey has worked closely with Russia despite their differences.

Ankara backs rebel forces seeking Assad's ouster while Moscow remains major ally of the regime in Damascus.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 12 Apr 2018, 02:11:48 PM

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