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April 9, 2018 11:04 am

Source: Turkish and Russian Leaders Discussed Need to Halt Civilian Deaths in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

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Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia pose before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, April 4, 2018. Photo: Tolga Bozoglu / Pool via Reuters.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed the importance of halting civilian deaths in Syria’s eastern Ghouta region in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, a Turkish presidential source said.

Suspected chemical attacks over the weekend killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 1,000 in Syria’s rebel-held eastern Ghouta, a Syria medical relief group said.

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