Putin and Erdogan discuss conflict in Syria's Idlib province

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the escalating conflict in Syria's Idlib province by phone, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

The Kremlin said in a brief readout of the call that Putin and Erdogan had agreed on the importance of implementing Russo-Turkish agreements on Syria and that contacts between Syria and Russia on Syria should continue through the relevant agencies.


(Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn)