Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his full support for the steps taken by the Russian leadership in its response to the armed insurrection announced by the leader of Wagner group Friday night.

A statement from the Kremlin stated that, at the initiative of the Turkish side, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, held telephone talks with the President of the Turkish Republic, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the Russian President briefed his Turkish counterpart on the situation in the country in light of the attempted armed insurrection.

The statement added that Erdoğan expressed to Putin his full support for the steps taken by the Russian leadership to confront this attempt.

Meanwhile, the Kremlin spokesman confirmed, on Saturday, that President Vladimir Putin is still working from his office in the Russian capital, despite Wagner Group armed rebellion.

“The president is working in the Kremlin,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, in response to a question about information circulating on social media stating that Putin left Moscow because of the rebellion.

The Russian president described the rapid developments taking place in Russia, and the armed rebellion carried out by the founder of Wagner as a stab in the back.

Putin said in a speech to the Nation, on Saturday, said, “Wagner’s forces were dragged into a criminal adventure through armed rebellion,” indicating that the rebellion would be responded strongly and rigorously.

Putin said that the security services have declared an anti-terrorist state and strict measures will be taken to restore order in Rostov.

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