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Putin to make first official visit to Turkey

October 10, 2016, 2:41 UTC+3 MOSCOW

This is the first visit by the Russian leader to Turkey since November 2015

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MOSCOW, October 10. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Monday visit Istanbul, where he will take part in the 23rd World Energy Congress, as well as meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro, the Kremlin reported.

This is the first visit by the Russian leader to Turkey since the process of normalization of relations with that country started. Last time Putin visited the Turkish Republic in November last year, when he attended the G20 summit in Antalya.

The key aspect at the talks between Putin and Erdogan on the sidelines of the energy forum will be discussion of urgent issues of the Russian-Turkish relations, the regional and international agenda, the Kremlin said. Bilateral documents are to be signed following the talks.

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