World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday had a phone conversation, according to a presidential source.
The two leaders exchanged views on Cyprus peace talks and discussed the latest developments in Syria, especially the conflict-hit city Aleppo, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
During the conversation, Erdoğan said that Turkey wanted a fair, lasting, and comprehensive solution that protected both sides' rights in the island.
Reunification discussions resumed in May 2015, and both sides repeatedly expressed optimism that a solution could be found by the end of 2016.
In addition, the Turkish president said that European Union must fulfill its obligations about the refugees and expected Merkel to put forward a more active fight against PKK and Fetullah Terror Organization (FETO) in Germany.
On Aleppo, the two leaders stressed to speed up efforts for delivery of humanitarian aid to Aleppo.