Erdogan, Putin says further escalation in the region not allowed amid Jerusalem crisis
Reuters, , Thursday 7 Dec 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Thursday and expressed serious concern about Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

Both leaders agreed that further escalation of tensions in the Middle East cannot be allowed, and that the focus should be on finding compromises, including on Jerusalem's status, the Kremlin said in a statement.