Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey and Russia’s ongoing efforts to establish permanent cease-fire and political solution in Syria have led to some promising developments.

Addressing officials in Ankara, he firmly rejected allegations of Turkey's support to Islamic State group. He said it is a rhetoric used by those, who attack Turkey through terrorist organizations.

About recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, Erdogan said the country is in midst of a new struggle “for independence.”

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