Turkey, Politics

'Turkey, Russia taking significant steps in Syria'

Turkish president speaks during meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow

Sibel Morrow   | 08.04.2019
'Turkey, Russia taking significant steps in Syria' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) at Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia on April 08, 2019. ( Turkish Presidency / Cem Oksuz - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA 

Turkey and Russia are together taking significant steps in Syria, Turkish president said on Monday.

"Another significant step taken with Russia is to cooperate against terrorist acts in Syria," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a meeting in Moscow with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

This is the third meeting of the two leaders since the beginning of 2019.

Erdogan - Putin meeting in Moscow

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - APRIL 08: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "TURKISH PRESIDENCY / KAYHAN OZER / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) at Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia on April 08, 2019. ( Turkish Presidency / KAYHAN OZER - Anadolu Agency )

Two leaders will discuss bilateral relations as well as regional and global developments, the Turkish leader said

Erdogan will attend the 8th High-Level Cooperation Council meeting between the two countries.

Later, Erdogan and Putin will attend an opera titled Troy, based on the Greek epic, in the opening ceremony of cross-year of culture and tourism.

The opera will be performed by Turkish singers at Russia's Bolshoi Theatre.

The 2019 was announced a cross-year of Turkish-Russian culture and tourism in the two countries.

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