Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2016-12-23 22:30:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The President of Turkey informed Vladimir Putin on the progress made in investigating the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov. Mr Erdogan highlighted close cooperation between Russian and Turkish law enforcement agencies and special services on this issue. The two leaders continued their ongoing discussion on Syria. Both parties expressed satisfaction with the successful completion of the operation in Aleppo. This has paved the way to the launch of a peace process, allowing for the cessation of military operations in the entire Syrian territory and transition to political settlement.