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Russian, Turkish defense ministers discuss Syria

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 24, IRNA -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu discussed on Friday with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar the situation in Syria.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that the two sides had a 'detailed discussion' on the situation in Syria during the meeting, SANA reported from Moscow.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a 'great progress' was made in the efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria.

"Efforts by our countries and the participation of other countries concerned (in particular, I am referring to Iran and our cooperation with the United Nations, the European countries and the United States) we have managed to make great progress towards a settlement of the Syrian crisis," Sputnik quoted Putin as saying during his meeting on Friday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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