A further step of normalizing relations between Moscow and Ankara were made on Tuesday when Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Saint Petersburg.

This was the first meeting between the Presidents of both countries after the shooting down of a Russian bomber by a Turkish jet last November.

President Putin said the meeting demonstrates that both Moscow and Ankara wanted to “restore dialogue (and) relations”.

“Your visit today, despite a very difficult situation regarding domestic politics, indicates that we all want to restart dialogue and restore relations between Russia and Turkey,” Putin stated.

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This was also Erdogan’s first foreign trip since the failed coup in Turkey on July 15 in which Putin emphasised that he was one of the first foreign leaders to express support to Erdogan during the failed coup.

“I know that I was one of the first who called you to express support regarding the crisis,” Putin stated. “I want to say once again that this is our principled position, we are against any unconstitutional actions.”

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Börje Nilsson
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Börje Nilsson

Good luck.

Shooresh Golzari
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What if this whole thing (I mean coup and everything) is an elaborate NATO trap to somehow ensnare Russia?

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Smart Putin. It’s simple to see through the whole game. Erdogan is out of control and the U.S. and the Sauds tried to oust him and replace him with someone more obedient and conductive to their policies in the Middle East. Their coup was poorly organized, Erdogan knew about it and decided to use it as a pretext to further consolidate his power. The Russians also knew about it, and when things went completely sour between Erdogan and the West, Putin approached him with some info that MIT didn’t have about who was behind the whole thing. He single-handedly saved… Read more »

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Sam Handwich

Having rapprochement with Erdogan while at the same time he keeps funding those who desecrate the bodies of Russian soldiers, keeps funding and arming the Wahhabi thugs in Syria who kill the sons and daughters of Russia’s true ally Syria and makes business with ISIS is mind-boggling to say the least.
Basically Putin lifted the sanctions and the pressure on Erdogan for Turkstream and Alperslan Celik being in Jail on some unrelated charges. One could get the idea that it’s no problem to kill & desecrate Russian soldiers as long as you plan on buying gas from them later.

Sam Handwich
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Sam Handwich

Having rapprochement with Erdogan while at the same time he keeps funding those who desecrate the bodies of Russian soldiers, keeps funding and arming the Wahhabi thugs in Syria who kill the sons and daughters of Russia’s true ally Syria and makes business with ISIS is mind-boggling to say the least.
Basically Putin lifted the sanctions and the pressure on Erdogan for Turkstream and Alperslan Celik being in Jail on some unrelated charges. One could get the idea that it’s no problem to kill & desecrate Russian soldiers as long as you plan on buying gas from them later.

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Gaby Benitez

Bashar was the first, then Erdogan, who is the next to visit Moscow? Putin laughs on NATO’s face.

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Mixa Klimment

Turkey, Russia, China, Iran and others prepare to dump dollar.I think the US will just disappear from the face of earth any moment.
https://youtu.be/7mNId2Jlrh8

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Gaby Benitez

nice bridal bouquet on the table.

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Turkish border has not been sealed. There are rumors that Turkish special forces have been trapped in Aleppo. Terrorists are still receiving medical care in Turkey. Did Erdogan really experience a change of heart? The evidence is showing otherwise.