Over 1,000 Syrian settlements join reconciliation process - Russian defense ministryWorld December 06, 3:27
Italian president asks Renzi to delay resignation until budget passedWorld December 06, 3:24
Senior Russian MP blames deadly Aleppo hospital shelling on oppositionWorld December 06, 3:20
Kiev plans to discuss Russian gas purchases on December 9 — NaftogazBusiness & Economy December 06, 0:38
Russia, China veto UN Security Council resolution on Aleppo ceasefireWorld December 05, 23:10
Putin tells about his dream, alcohol tests and advises not to neglect personal lifeSociety & Culture December 05, 23:05
UN Security Council should vote on Aleppo after US-Russian talks — envoyWorld December 05, 22:21
Putin says confident in development of Russian helicopter industryMilitary & Defense December 05, 21:15
Russian diplomat hopes Aleppo’s liberation will pave way for political dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 21:13
MOSCOW, September 23./TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed on Wednesday Russia’s relations with Turkey.
"As for our bilateral contacts, we are highly satisfied with the way our interstate relations develop," the president said at talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
"Regular contacts continue at the highest level, both in the parliamentary and governmental directions," he added.
Speaking about upcoming parliamentary elections in Turkey, he wished success to Erdogan’s party.
Noting a decline in economic ties with Turkey for certain objective reasons, Putin said Russia remained its second-biggest trade and economic partner.
"Our trade and economic ties keep diversifying, which is gratifying," Putin said. The president said investment was growing, amounting to $10 billion on each side.
Russia and Turkey may raise their trade turnover to $100 billion in the period up to 2023, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
"Over the recent decade, relations between Russia and Turkey have reached a very good level," Erdogan said. "In spite of the downgrade effect of some international factors on bilateral trade turnover, the two countries have certain prospects for growth in mutual trade.
"Our goal is to reach the level of $100 billion. The goal is expected to be achieved before 2023," the Turkish leader noted.