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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.