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Erdogan, Putin to discuss Syria in Moscow

Erdogan meets Putin in Moscow. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 08, 2019, 06.45 PM (IST)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to in Moscow on Monday.

Erdogan mentioned earlier that during his visit he would discuss a Turkish military operation in Syria with Putin.

''Another part of our cooperation is that we are continuing our joint fight against terrorist groups that pose a threat to our region. This especially concerns the steps we already took and will be taking in Syrian direction," Erdogan said.

Meanwhile, Erdogan said that the margin of votes between Istanbul's top two candidates was too small for the opposition to have claimed victory, as his ruling party seeks a full recount to deal with what he called "organised crime."

Last week's initial results showed a narrow mayoral victory for Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) in the March 31 municipal elections.

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Erdogan mentioned earlier that during his visit he would discuss a Turkish military operation in Syria with Putin.