Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2017-10-28 23:25:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Russian President congratulated Mr Erdogan on Turkey's national holiday – Republic Day – marked on October 29. The two presidents had a thorough exchange of views on various aspects of successful bilateral cooperation, including the implementation of major joint energy projects. Ahead of the seventh international meeting on Syria to be held in Astana on October 30–31, the two sides stressed the importance of stepping up efforts to ensure the functioning of de-escalation zones, fighting terrorism and promoting the political settlement in the Syrian Arab Republic. The two leaders agreed to maintain personal contacts.