Putin and Erdogan to hold bilateral meeting in Istanbul
Russian and Turkish presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the summit on Syria in Istanbul involving Russia, Turkey, France and Germany on September 27, Deputy Director of the Fourth European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrei Buravov told a conference 'Russia and Turkey: strategic areas of multi-faceted partnership.'
The diplomat noted that political dialogue between Moscow and Ankara has reached a high level.
"This is confirmed first of all by active dynamics of contacts between our countries’ leaders. As we know, these days our presidents will meet in a multilateral format. On its sidelines, a separate bilateral meeting between Putin and Erdogan is expected to be held," TASS cited Buravov as saying.
"Despite permanent contacts, our leaders always have something to discuss. This contributes to fostering Russian-Turkish relations," he stressed.