Russia, Turkey may ink deal on free trade in 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
Ankara considers it possible to sign an agreement on free trade with Moscow in 2017, said Turkey’s Minister of Customs and Trade Bulent Tufenkci, RIA Novosti reported Nov. 2.
Russia and Turkey are in the process of normalization of trade and economic relations after the Su-24 bomber incident of 2015.
“Considering the process of normalization of our relations and the possibility of signing an agreement on free trade in 2017, we expect the growth of indicators in all spheres of economy and trade with Russia,” said Tufenkci.
“We are continuing technical talks with our Russian counterparts on the use of national currencies, liras and rubles, in our trade relations,” he noted, adding this will provide benefits for both countries, revitalize the two countries’ mutual trade and expand capabilities.