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Erdogan, Putin Agree To Speed Up Aid For Aleppo


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin have agreed in a phone call to accelerate efforts to deliver aid to Syria's Aleppo.

Erdogan informed Putin about Turkey's incursion into Syria that started early on August 24, according to a statement from Erdogan's office.

In the call on August 26, the two stressed the importance of cooperation for regional security against all "terrorist organizations," including Islamic State, according to the statement.

Erdogan and Putin agreed to hold a bilateral meeting during the G20 summit in China during the first week of September.

Russia and Turkey have been repairing relations, which were strained after Turkey downed a Russian jet near the Syrian border last year.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP
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