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Telephone conversation with President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan

October 24, 2023

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

During the telephone conversation Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued to discuss the acute crisis in the Middle East. Deep concern was expressed over the growing number of civilian casualties and the catastrophic deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and it was underscored that striking residential areas, religious and social facilities was unacceptable.

The presidents reviewed the active efforts undertaken by Russia at the UN Security Council, as well as the corresponding political and diplomatic steps taken by Turkiye to stop the bloodshed and ensure the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need.

It was emphasised that Russia and Turkiye have practically overlapping positions, focused on implementing the well-known two-state solution, which provides for the creation of an independent Palestine coexisting with Israel in peace and security.

In addition, issues related to the accelerating pace of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in various fields were touched upon.

Vladimir Putin congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the upcoming centenary of the Republic of Turkiye and wished all its citizens well-being and prosperity.

October 24, 2023