Putin calls Erdogan, hopes for speedy return to stability

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan after an attempted coup in Turkey left over 200 deadRussian President Vladimir Putin called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, describing the attempted coup as unacceptable and voicing hope for a speedy return to stability. Putin stressed the “categorical unacceptability in the life of a state of anti-constitutional acts and violence” and passed on “wishes for a speedy restoration of strong constitutional order and stability in Turkey,” the Kremlin said in a statement. The leaders also confirmed plans for a personal meeting “in the nearest future,” the Kremlin said.

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