April 16, 2018 / 7:12 PM / in 8 months

Germany's Merkel, Turkey's Erdogan discussed Syria situation: spokesman

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday discussed the situation in Syria and the possibility of advancing the political process there, Merkel’s spokesman said.

“They agreed that this was particularly urgent,” spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement that followed a telephone call between the two leaders.

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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