Syria's government will face consequences if it reaches an agreement with the Kurdish YPG militants against Turkey's military operation, President Tayyip Erdoğan was quoted as telling Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Monday.
A source in Erdoğan's office had told the Turkish media the two leaders had held a phone call earlier on Monday, discussing recent developments in Syria's Idlib and Afrin.
Erdoğan reportedly voiced Ankara's commitment to "clear Afrin of terrorists" and vowed that "Operation Olive Branch" will continue as planned.
"If Syria opts for such a move, there will be consequences," Erdoğan reportedly told his Russian counterpart.
Turkish presidential sources say Putin said he was not in a position to confirm an agreement between the Syrian government.
"PUTIN AND ERDOĞAN DISCUSSED TURKEY'S OPERATION IN AFRIN"
Putin and Erdoğan discussed the situation in Syria, in particular, the cooperation in Astana format and Turkey's military operation in the region of Afrin, the press service of Kremlin said.
"When discussing the situation in Syria, special focus was put on further strengthening of the interaction in Astana format. The readiness to coordinate the efforts of Russia, Turkey and Iran in order to ensure the efficient functioning of de-escalation zones and promotion of the political process, as a continuation of agreements reached at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi, was reaffirmed," the press service said.
Putin and Erdoğan also touched upon "the situation in northeastern Syria, including in the context of Turkey's military operation in Afrin area."