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Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan had a telephone conversation. Leaders discussed the situation that has developed as a result of forest fires in the southern regions of the republic.
As a result, Putin stressed that Russia will continue to provide Turkey with all necessary assistance in extinguishing fires. In response, Erdogan “warmly thanked him for his considerable support.” The leaders positively assessed the results of the negotiations of the bilateral intergovernmental commission. Putin and Erdogan expressed their commitment to further work on the implementation of agreements reached in the areas of trade, economy, energy and others.
Earlier, Erdogan said that areas in the south of the country that had been affected by forest fires had been declared a disaster zone. The Turkish leader noted that all necessary measures were being taken to “ heal the wounds & # 39; & # 39; nation and also to compensate for damages.
Meanwhile, the Turkish authorities have already reported the location of the vast majority of forest fires in the country. This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic Bekir Pakdemirli.