OREANDA-NEWS.   Russian President Vladimir Putin held telephone talks with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, and the two leaders discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

"The situation in the Karabakh conflict zone was discussed in detail. Both sides confirmed the importance of observing the humanitarian truce, which was agreed on October 10 in Moscow. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the activation of the political process, in particular, based on the developments of the OSCE Minsk group," the Kremlin said in a statement on its website.

Putin expressed concern to Erdogan over the involvement of militants from the middle East region in the Karabakh conflict. During the dialogue, the heads of state called for the activation of the political process on Karabakh, in particular, based on the developments of the OSCE Minsk group. The Russian leader expressed hope that Turkey, as a member of the group, will make a constructive contribution to de-escalating the conflict. The Russian President stressed the urgent need for joint efforts to stop the bloodshed in Karabakh.

The politicians also discussed other issues. Putin and Erdogan noted the effective coordination of both countries on the Syrian and Libyan issues. In addition, the leaders discussed cooperation in the fight against coronavirus and cooperation in the development and production of vaccines.

In turn, the administration of the Turkish leader said that the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh should be resolved within the framework of both the OSCE Minsk group and bilateral relations.

"Our President had a telephone conversation with President Vladimir Putin. The parties discussed the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the situation in Syria and Libya, as well as bilateral relations. Turkey stands for a sustainable solution to the problem of Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani lands, whether it is within the framework of its status in the Minsk group, or within the framework of bilateral relations," the administration stressed.

It is also noted that during the discussion of the situation in Syria, Erdogan said that "it is necessary to maintain the momentum achieved in the political settlement of the Syrian crisis."

On the morning of September 27, the conflict in Karabakh began to escalate. After the talks of the foreign Ministers in Moscow on October 9, Baku and Yerevan confirmed their commitment to the truce from noon on October 10, but later Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of violating the truce