Posted 19.07.2012 06:38:34 UTC
Updated 19.07.2012 06:52:36 UTC
The last half hour of the extended meeting between the two leaders was a one-on-on talk.
That was followed by Erdoğan and Putin holding a joint press conference. Erdoğan said Turkey is against the partitioning of Syria but as everyone knows there was the fact of almost 18 thousand people having been killed there as a result of an autocratic structure and of a regime killing its own people mercilessly.
The Prime Minister called on international organizations to take action in the face of that reality and said whatever the people's will demanded should be installed in Syria and stressed that the post-Al Assad period should not be determined by the other countries. He said further that what Turkey wanted was an end of the bloodshed, peace to prevail in Syria and the people's will to be the sovereign power in Syria.
Erdoğan said that there was no document shared with Russia regarding the downed Turkish jet fighter, adding that he had a telephone conversation with Putin right after the incident had taken place and Turkey had been furnished information based on documents.
Russian President Putin said that Turkey was always very important for Russia and the two countries would continue remaining as strategic partners. Putin also said Russia was pleased over Turkey's support for the Geneva process regarding the Syria crisis.