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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu have discussed the arrest of employees of Sputnik-Turkey news agency.

As reported the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russia underscored the need to solve the situation concerning journalists and Sputnik Turkey’s employees quickly and ensure their safety.

The ministers said they support the creation of a favorable atmosphere that will help make the dialogue effective. They also discussed preparations for the two ministers’ upcoming meeting.

RIA Novosti reported that the three employees of Sputnik-Turkey, arrested in Ankara, were released after testifying.

As reported earlier, on the night of February 29, anonymous people had tried to barge into the homes of the employees of Sputnik-Turkey and had accused them of “working for the Russians”.

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