December 25, 2016 / 4:36 PM / in a year

Kremlin says Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria by phone

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Syria crisis in a phone conversation on Sunday, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a signing of a bilateral agreement on construction of the TurkStream undersea gas pipeline in Istanbul, Turkey, October 10, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin via REUTERS

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is visiting Russia now, also took part in the call, it added. Erdogan called Putin to express his condolences over the crash of Russian TU-154 plane near the Black Sea city of Sochi, the Kremlin said.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Andrew Roche; editing by

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