Meeting of Putin and Erdogan makes Russia and Turkey closer

Russia's President Vladimir Putin held a meeting today with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Moscow.

Russian President noted that the Russian-Turkish relations are restoring rather quickly.

"Quite a time passed after the 2014 meeting of the High-Level Russia-Turkey Cooperation Council. Many events have happened, and lately we have been working actively to bring the Russia-Turkey relations to the level worth our countries," TASS cited him as saying.

While speaking about cooperation in the economy, the Russian president referred to the Thursday conversation between Russian and Turkish prime ministers, during which Dmitry Medvedev informed the counterpart on the steps Russia had undertaken to restore cooperation in the economy "in the full-format scale." 

Putin also stressed the continuing investment cooperation between the countries and implementation of major projects.

Erdogan, in turn, noted that defense industry and energy are among main elements of cooperation between economies of two countries.

"As far as implementation of the Turkish Stream and Akkuyu NPP projects are concerned, cooperation returns to its previous path and is increasingly developing," Erdogan said.

Bilateral interaction in these spheres and some other issues are planned for discussion during today’s talks, Erdogan added.

Putin pointed to the trustful and effective work of the military authorities and intelligence services of Russia and Turkey on Syria.

"We are working actively on settlement of most acute crises in the world, first of all in Syria. I am pleased to say, nobody has expected, but at the level of military authorities, intelligence services we have a very trustful, very effective dialogue," Putin stressed.

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