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MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Moscow and Ankara confirmed their intention to maintain active dialogue on the Middle East, Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday after consultations in Istanbul between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and his Turkish colleague.
"Over the course of comprehensive and sincere exchange of opinions, special attention was paid to the military-political situation in Syria and around it, with emphasis on importance to step up efforts in looking for a political settlement of the Syrian crisis on the basis of the Geneva Communique from 30 June 2012," the foreign ministry said. "Moscow and Ankara confirmed their mutual intentions to maintain active Russian-Turkish dialogue on pressing issues of the Middle Eastern agenda," the ministry added.