The leaders focused on the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict zone. They expressed their deep concern at the continuing escalation of violence and the catastrophic increase in the number of civilian casualties.
Both leaders emphasised the need for an immediate ceasefire by both sides and resumption of negotiations and expressed mutual readiness to actively contribute to this end. The sides underscored that a long-term peaceful settlement of the Middle East crisis was only possible on the basis of the ”two-state“ formula approved by the UN Security Council, which provides for establishing an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The parties also touched upon separate issues of Russian-Turkish cooperation in various fields.
Contacts between the leaders of the two countries will continue.