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Putin, Erdogan discuss “1915 events”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin late Tuesday, Turkish sources said.

During the 30-minute conversation, the two leaders exchanged opinions on finding a solution to the Ukraine crisis as well as the problems faced by the Crimean Tatars, sources said.

The 1915 events in the Ottoman Empire were also brought up briefly, and Erdogan said that Turkey preferred that this topic and the history be approached from “a fair perspective,”Anadolu agency reports.

Erdogan also said that Armenia did not heed calls for peace, and was not keen on the Turkish proposal to establish a joint history commission.

Both leaders also expressed their willingness to further bilateral ties.

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