Turkish, French presidents discuss Syria over phone

Two leaders discuss US-led airstrikes on Syria, bilateral and regional issues

By Semra Orkan

ISTANBUL (AA) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke over the phone on Saturday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, according to a presidential source.

The two leaders discussed the U.S.-led airstrikes against Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria as well as bilateral and regional issues, said the source on the condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Erdogan highlighted the importance of working together with France to resolve Syrian crisis and importance of not escalating tensions in Syria, the source added.

The French president shared information with Erdogan about the latest airstrikes on Syrian regime.

Erdogan underlined that Assad regime’s attacks with both chemical and conventional weapons should end. He stressed that the political solution is necessary to bring peace in the country.

Earlier on Saturday, the Turkish president also spoke with British Premier Theresa May.

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