MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, exchanged views on the Syrian settlement and discussed the operation to liberate Iraq’s Mosul, the Kremlin press service said on Tuesday after a telephone conversation between the two leaders initiated by the Turkish side.
"The Russian side stressed the importance of efficient separation of ‘moderate’ opposition groups from militants of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups affiliated with it," the Kremlin said.
Following the top-level Russian-Turkish talks in Istanbul on October 10, the two presidents discussed further development of bilateral cooperation in the political, trade-and-economic and other areas. "It was agreed to continue contacts on bilateral and regional problems at various levels," the press service said.