Erdogan to visit Russia on August 9 (UPDATE)

Türkiye Materials 26 July 2016 12:08 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 10:58)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 26

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to Russia Aug.9, said the press office of Turkish president.

Erdogan will meet with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg.

Normalization of relations between the two countries, as well as a number of economic and political issues will be discussed during the visit.

The relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the Su-24 bomber incident in 2015.

On June 27, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter of condolences to Putin over the death of Russian Su-24 pilot and expressed regret over the incident.

Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, commenting on the improvement of relations between Turkey and Russia, thanked Azerbaijan for its contribution to normalization of the relations.


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