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Erdogan, Trump speak about Syria in phone call

AFP  |  Istanbul 

Turkish Recep Erdogan and US counterpart discussed the crisis in during a telephone conversation, officials said.

Erdogan and Trump "exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria," a Turkish presidential source said, without providing further details.

The later confirmed the call and issued a brief readout.

The pair spoke "to discuss the current crisis in Syria," it said, adding: "The two leaders agreed to stay in close contact about the situation."

The talks come after Trump warned over its support for Syrian Bashar al-Assad, saying US missiles "will be coming" in response to an

Turkish earlier in the day told and the to end their "street fighting" over Syria, saying it was time to put aside a rivalry that risked harming civilians.

and the are key NATO allies, but their relations have been strained over a number of issues including Washington's support for deemed as a terrorist outfit by

And in recent months, has worked closely with despite their differences.

backs rebel forces seeking Assad's ouster while remains major ally of the regime in

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 10:35 IST
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