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Saturday, December 09, 2017, 11:17
Erdogan, Putin to meet in Turkey's Ankara next week
By Xinhua
Saturday, December 09, 2017, 11:17 By Xinhua

This file photo taken on Nov 13, 2017 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pictured during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / AFP)

ANKARA - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Ankara on Dec 11 on the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish presidential spokesman said in a statement.

The two leaders would focus on bilateral relations and international issues, including the latest developments on Jerusalem, as well as the current situation in Syria, according to the statement.

On Thursday, the two leaders held a phone conversation to discuss the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the move would "negatively impact the peace and stability in the region."

Their last meeting was in Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi on Nov 22, where they held peace talks on Syria as the three guarantor countries, with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

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