Putin, Aliyev and Erdogan in Istanbul (PHOTO)
Currently there is no official information yet about the Russian-Turkish negotiations in Istanbul, which is holding a special session of the World Energy Congress, but photographers managed to capture an important for the restoration of a dialogue between the two countries political picture.
As you can see in the photo, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are sitting in the front row side by side, smiling at the camera. The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is on Putin's right and the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is sitting next to him. The first lady of Turkey Emine Erdogan is on Erdogan's left.
This photo shows the presidents' position on the current relations between Russia and Turkey and on Azerbaijan's role in their dialogue as a strategic partner and ally of both countries.