Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Russian President Putin Will Meet Turkish President Erdogan On August 9 In St. Petersburg

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) gestures after greeting Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Moscow's Kremlin July 18, 2012. REUTERS/SERGEI KARPUKHIN

Reuters: Putin and Erdogan to meet next month amid growing rapprochement

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan next month for the first time in almost a year, a sign that a rapprochement between the two nations is gathering pace.

Russian trade sanctions imposed on Ankara over the Turkish shooting down of a Russian jet near the Syrian border last November remain in place, and Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Tuesday they were unlikely to be lifted before the two leaders met.

Ulyukayev was speaking as senior officials from the two nations, including Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, met in Moscow to lay the ground for a gradual thaw in ties.

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WNU Editor: They have buried their differences.

More News On Russian President Putin Will Meet Turkish President Erdogan On August 9 In St. Petersburg

Putin, Erdogan 'Turn the Page' Ahead of August 9 Meeting in St. Petersburg -- Sputnik
Putin, Erdogan Mend Ties as Post-Coup Turkey Turns to Russia -- Bloomberg
Erdogan to meet with Putin for the first time since flap over downed fighter jet -- FOX News
Turkish President Erdo─čan to visit Russia on Aug 9, says minister -- Daily Hurriyet Daily News
Erdogan, Putin to Meet in Two Weeks -- Novinite
Turkish deputy PM confirms Erdogan to visit St. Petersburg on August 9 -- TASS

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