Putin said he briefed Erdogan on the U.S. -Russia statement and also told the Turkish leader about his talks with the Iranian leadership during a trip to Tehran earlier this month.
The joint efforts of Russia, Turkey and Iran on a settlement of the Syrian conflict are paying off, as the level of violence has decreased in the country, Vladimir Putin said after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi.
In his reported comments, Erdogan said neither Russian Federation, nor the U.S. would be pulling out of Syria soon. "We will discuss these with Putin", he said.
The two countries' cooperation on Syria helped restore bilateral trade and the flow of Russian tourists to Turkey, which were halted in the wake of the 2015 plane incident.
Putin said Russian Federation would continue to work on Syria with Turkey and their efforts were yielding results: "The level of violence has definitely been reduced, favourable conditions are being created for the progression of a inter-Syrian dialogue".
Turkey has been annoyed by both Russian and US missions in Syria.
Turkey will take the steps necessary to protect itself, Erdogan said after unscheduled meetings with the army chief, prime minister and foreign minister over the weekend. He said the Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom would begin work at the Akkuyu site in the near future. "The world is not stupid, some realities are being told differently and practiced differently", he said.
Moscow has deployed military force in Syria to support the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey has backed elements within the armed Syrian opposition.