According to the announcement released on the Russian Presidents website, the call was made at the suggestion of Turkmenistan. Putin said in the call that the situation in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib has escalated and caused a large number of casualties, including Turkish soldiers. Russia is seriously concerned about this. Putin also stressed that the current priority in Syria is to fight against terrorists. The announcement noted that the two sides agreed to continue consultations between relevant departments of the two countries and hold high-level meetings in the near future.
Recently, Syrian government forces and Turkish forces have had many positive conflicts in Syrias Idlib Province, and both sides have suffered casualties in the exchange of fire.