Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted during Syria talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayit Erdogan, on avoiding by all means a Libyan scenario, meaning a solution of force to the situation in Syria, reported the Kremlin.
Istanbul / NationalTurk – In a joint press conference held by Russian leader Putin and Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan during which they warned not to repeat errors from the past. It is necessary to think first of the consequences before taken such a step, and recalled some of the bloody passages occurred in Libya, where armed opponents got support from the West.
Turkey and Russia share common attitudes in their foreign policies as a result of a “strategic perspective” that has put a stamp on the two countries’ recent ties, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during a meeting with Russia’s president yesterday.
Our multi-dimensional [agreement] on the Black Sea Basin is the best example of the strategic perspective between the two countries,” Erdoğan said.
Putin Erdogan meeting focuses on Syria Crisis and Syrian spoils of aftermath
“Today we discussed with the Turkish friends this issue, which requires additional reflection. We will work industriously with Turkey and with all the international community in the solution of this problem,” he said.
Putin said that the positions between Moscow and Ankara coincide in the assessments about the situation in Syria; however, he said differences remain in the approaches to achieve those goals and the methods to do it and the two countries will continue their contacts and work on the Syrian issue.
In his opinion, the planned deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkish territory will not ease tension in the border with Syria, and called on the parties to exercise restraint to avoid new confrontation leading to intensify the conflict.
“No doubt that we must tend to favor the cessation of violence,” said Putin.
Significant talks between Erdogan and Putin behind closed doors over Syria and gas
The meeting Dec. 3 between Turkish and Russian delegations in Istanbul, even though they are headed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Vladimir Putin, matters much less when compared with the conversation the two leaders had when they were left alone.[adrotate banner=”57″]