On Friday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during which developments in Syria and Ukraine were discussed.
Erdogan and Johnson also discussed climate and refugee issues, according to a statement by the Turkish communications directorate following the meeting.
The statement also read that the two also reviewed steps to strengthen cooperation between Ankara and London, especially in the defense industry and trade.
Meanwhile, a statement from London on the talks said, “They shared significant concerns about the build-up of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border, and emphasized NATO‘s collective resolve to avoid further escalation.”
The statement added that the two expressed their commitment to continue working through NATO to reach a resolution.