Monday, August 8, 2016

Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin Will Meet In St. Petersburg On Tuesday

DW: Erdogan in Russia: A speedy reconciliation with Putin

A meeting between Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin will thaw the political freeze brought on by Turkey's downing of a Russian military jet. The pace of rapprochement has observers surprised.

The frosty climate between Russia and Turkey lasted nearly seven months; the thaw has only taken six weeks. When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Russia's Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, the two will have completed their 180-degree turn.

In a letter to Putin at the end of June, Erdogan expressed regret over the fact that Turkey's air force had shot down a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft in the border area with Syria on November 24. He also apologized to the victims' families.

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More News On Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin To Meet In St. Petersburg On Tuesday

Putin and Erdo─čan to have first meeting since jet downing -- The Guardian
Turkey's Erdogan Vows to 'Do Much' With Russia and 'Friend' Putin -- Newsweek
Erdogan Goes To Russia: Turkish Leader Seeks To Mend Fences With Kremlin -- RFE
Erdogan says talks with ‘friend’ Putin to start new page in Russia-Turkey relations -- RT
Erdogan seeks to improve ties in visit with Putin on Tuesday -- RUDAW
Russia and Turkey 'Will Resolve Syria's Problems' As Bilateral Ties Improve -- Sputnik
Turkey, Russia rapprochement not seen affecting Turkey's NATO role-Germany -- Reuters
Erdogan Goes to Russia: Turkish Leader Seeks to Mend Fences with Kremlin --
Erdogan, Putin and the touchy Turkish Stream -- Andrey Gurkov, DW

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