By telephone, Erdogan stressed to Putin the need to work together to reduce tension in Syria

BAGHDAD, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin the situation in Syria, the Turkish Presidency said.

“Erdogan stressed the need for joint action to reduce tensions in Syria and to continue working on a political solution,” the Presidency said in a statement.

The United States, Britain and France launched air and missile strikes on Syrian scientific and military facilities in Damascus and a number of Syrian cities in response to a chemical attack in which Syrian forces were accused of targeting Douma district of the Syrian city of Ghouta in Damascus.

Russia strongly condemned the strike, while Turkey supported it.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency