Turkey, Russia overcame crisis in relations – Erdogan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey and Russia have overcome the crisis in relations, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a joint press conference in Ankara with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, TRT Haber news channel reported Aug. 5.
Erdogan added that Kazakhstan has played a significant role in repairing the relations between Russia and Turkey.
Earlier, Turkish presidential administration told Trend that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will discuss a number of important economic and political issues during a meeting in St. Petersburg Aug. 9.
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 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.
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