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Putin and Erdogan discussed developments over Syria by phone

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Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, RIA Novosti reported, according to the Kremlin press service.

According to the source, the telephone conversation was initiated by the Turkish side. The two leaders discussed the situation in Syria, stressing the need to prevent clashes between the Turkish armed forces and the Syrian government army. In addition, the heads of state reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring the territorial integrity of Syria.

Putin and Erdogan have also spoken of the importance of a political solution to the Syrian problem and agreed to assist in holding a Constitutional Commission session under the auspices of the UN in Geneva in late October.

Besides, Putin has invited Erdogan to pay a working visit to Russia in the coming days, the Turkish leader has accepted the invitation.