Erodgan, Putin discuss Idleb, TurkStream

ANKARA, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, on sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina Saturday, on situation in Syrian city of Idleb as well as TurkStream gas pipeline.

Erdogan was quoted by official Anadolu news agency as saying more steps were needed in Idleb to restore security.

“I think it is appropriate to hold a meeting over Idleb,” he said, and asserted importance of outcome of a four-way summit between leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany in October.

Erdogan said he and Putin also discussed the TurkStream project, which would transport gas from Russia to Europe.

Putin was quoted as saying Russia and Turkey were making progress in their bilateral cooperation.

He said TurkStream would contribute to national economic and achieve energy security not only for the two countries but the whole of Europe.

Source: Kuwait News Agency