13:30 / 02/01/2010

January 30, 2010, Turkish President Abdullah Gul had a phone
conversation with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, Turkish
Beyazgazete website reports.

The Turkish leader voiced his concern over the RA Constitutional
Court's decision on the Armenian-Russian Protocols. According to
him, Armenia's steps run counter to the spirit of the Protocols. He
asked RF President to step up the efforts in this process to prevent
negative consequences.

Russia views Turkey's efforts to establish peace in the Caucasus and
neither side is going to deviate from the Protocols, the Russian
leader said. He promised his Turkish counterpart that Russia will
thoroughly discuss the issue with Armenia.

The Kremlin press service reports, the Presidents discussed
Russian-Turkish cooperation and international affairs.

Referring to the situation in Transcaucasia, President Gul expressed
his appreciation of Russia's contribution to the international efforts
to achieve progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement. The
two leaders confirmed the agreement on the RF President's visit to
Turkey this May.