Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Ankara and Moscow will discuss a number of important issues during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Russia, TRT Haber news channel quoted Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as saying Aug. 9.
Yildirim said the parties will also discuss the settlement of the Syrian crisis.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives.
Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The "Islamic State" and Jabhat al-Nusra are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
The meeting of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will be held Aug. 9 in St. Petersburg.
This is Erdogan’s first visit to Russia after the crisis in the two countries’ relations and is the first visit after the attempted military coup in Turkey.
Turkish delegation includes Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, Minister of Culture and Tourism Nabi Avci, Minister of Transport, Shipping and Communications Ahmet Arslan and Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek.
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