February 19, 2018 / 5:29 PM / a month ago

Turkey's Erdogan, Iran's Rouhani discussed developments in Syria - Turkish source

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed recent developments in Syria’s rebel-held town of Idlib and the Afrin region in a phone call on Monday, a source in Erdogan’s office said.

FILE PHOTO - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The two leaders also discussed Turkey’s military offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Syria, and emphasised the importance of cooperation in the fight against terrorist elements, the source said.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by David Dolan

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