Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will discuss a number of important economic and political issues during the meeting in St. Petersburg Aug.9, Turkish presidential administration told Trend July 28.
Fighting the terrorist organizations in Syria is among the issues planned to be discussed during that meeting, said the presidential administration.
Moreover, the presidents are expected to discuss the joint energy projects of Russia and Turkey, such as the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and the construction of Akkuyu nuclear power plant.
“The parties will also discuss the ways of further developing the relations between Ankara and Moscow,” said Turkey’s presidential administration.
Earlier, Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources told Trend that Ankara can unfreeze the Turkish Stream project.
Currently, this issue is under consideration, said the ministry.
The relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the Su-24 bomber incident in 2015.
On June 27, 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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