The leaders of Russia and Turkey patch up a damaging quarrel, pledging to restore close economic relations in St Petersburg.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday (8 August) that Ankara was ready to take steps towards the implementation of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project.
Erdoğan and Putin discuss closer ties in first meeting since jet downing

Turkish president holds talks in St Petersburg with Russian counterpart, thanking him for support in wake of last month’s coup attempt

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a clear-the-air summit in St Petersburg on Tuesday, the first time the pair have met since they fell out over the Russian fighter jet downed by the Turkish air force last November. After more than three hours of talks, the two leaders promised to return their economic relations to “pre-crisis” levels and attempt to put the bad blood of the past nine months behind them.

Erdoğan and Putin agree better relations between Turkey and Russia – video

The Russian and Turkish presidents hold a press conference after a summit in St Petersburg on Tuesday, which marked their first meeting since a Russian fighter jet was shot down by the Turkish air force in November last year, straining relations between the countries. Both Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan agree that ties between the two countries must be strengthened to ‘pre-crisis levels’

Erdoğan is visiting Putin in Saint Petersburg today Tuesday in a bid to resolve several months of political crisis. “I believe the talks with my friend Vladimir will turn a new page in our relations,” the Turkish president said in advance of the meeting. There can be no talk of a new Moscow-Ankara axis, some commentators contend. For others the EU has driven Turkey into the Russian president’s arms.
One day before a crucial meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Saint Petersburg, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told France’s Le Monde newspaper that the migration deal with the EU might collapse if Brussels does not deliver its promise on visa waivers.

Putin and Erdogan Vow to Repair Ties as West Watches Nervously

The symbolism of a meeting in St. Petersburg between the Russian and Turkish presidents was probably enough to raise alarms in Western capitals.
Turkish President Erdoğan will make his first state visit since the attempted coup to Moscow on Tuesday. Some commentators ask if Ankara is shifting its allegiance from the West to Russia. Nevertheless the differences between the two countries must not be underestimated, others point out.
Putin and Erdoğan to have first meeting since jet downing

St Petersburg visit could lead to closer ties with Russia as Turkish president criticises west’s response to failed coup

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are due to meet face to face for the first time since the Turkish air force shot down a Russian plane last November. The incident led to a breakdown in relations between the countries and their leaders.

Erdogan to meet Putin for a ‘new beginning’

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet on Tuesday (9 August) his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin aiming to open “a new page” in bilateral relations and reverse the damage sustained by sanctions imposed by Russia.
What a difference a few months can make.

Last November, a day after Turkish jets shot down a Russian Su-24 along the Syrian border, an angry Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out, calling the incident “a stab in the back by the terrorists’ accomplices.”

The head of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), Hakan Fidan, has accompanied President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on a visit to St. Petersburg to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan departs for Russia on Aug. 9 to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg in his first trip abroad since the failed coup attempt of July 15
Once Foes Over Syria, Erdogan and Putin Look to Patch Things Up

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will visit his Russian counterpart, Vladimir V. Putin, on Tuesday to show mutual admiration and to discuss Syria and trade.
The United States is “concerned” by the rise of anti-American rhetoric in Turkey, especially over the controversy surrounding the extradition of the man accused of orchestrating the July 15 failed coup bid

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