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Putin congratulates Turkey's Erdogan for referendum win - sources
April 18, 2017 / 6:20 PM / 8 months ago

Putin congratulates Turkey's Erdogan for referendum win - sources

ANKARA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan and congratulated him for winning the referendum, Turkish presidential sources said on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a joint news conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella after their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Chirikov/Pool

The two leaders discussed ramping up efforts to normalise ties and highlighted the importance of working together to strengthen the ceasefire in Syria.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Andrew Roche

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