Russia and Turkey reportedly have suspended ministerial-level talks expected to focus on Libya and Syria, where the two countries have supported different sides in the long-running conflict.

Turkish Foreign Ministry told Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had decided to suspend the talks during a telephone conversation on Sunday.

In a statement, the ministry said in a statement that "the deputy ministers of the two countries will continue their contracts and talks in the near future, and the prime ministerial meeting will be held at a later date."

Edit: Pang Kong