Kremlin: Putin can meet with Erdogan before G20 summit

Türkiye Materials 1 July 2016 13:31 (UTC +04:00)
Kremlin doesn’t rule out the possibility of a meeting between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the G20 summit in China, RIA Novosti reported citing Russian president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov July 1.
Kremlin: Putin can meet with Erdogan before G20 summit

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 1


The Kremlin is not excluding that a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could take place before the G20 summit in September, though there are no decisions yet regarding the time and venue, Sputnik International reported citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

"Indeed, we are not excluding that the two leaders could decide to meet ahead of the G20 summit in China. I cannot say yet where this might happen, but we are not excluding this possibility, that there will be a meting before the G20," Peskov told reporters.

Moreover, Moscow and Ankara will engage in intensive dialogue over the next month on the gradual lifting of Russia's restrictions against Turkey.

"You know that in accordance with the decree signed by our president yesterday, the government is instructed to start contacts with Turkish colleagues in order to discuss the process of gradually lifting the restrictions introduced in the previous decree. Therefore, there will be a month, maybe more, of intensive contacts," Peskov told reporters.