Lavrov says Russia-Belarus relations developing in working modeRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 21:48
Condolence book in memory of Churkin opened at Russia’s Permanent Mission to UNWorld February 21, 20:53
Ukrainian billionaire Dmitry Firtash detained in Vienna at Spain’s requestWorld February 21, 20:40
UN secretary-general offers Lavrov condolences on Churkin’s deathWorld February 21, 19:53
OPEC does not see problems regarding growth of Russian oil exportBusiness & Economy February 21, 19:46
Kremlin to bake 100,000 pancakes for MaslenitsaSociety & Culture February 21, 19:23
Production of Mercedes Benz cars to start in Russia in 2019Business & Economy February 21, 18:43
UN Security Council holds a minute of silence in memory of Russia’s deceased envoyWorld February 21, 18:30
Russia and US might launch joint operations against terrorists in Raqqa — ministerWorld February 21, 18:17
ISTANBUL, October 10 /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the World Energy Congress behind the closed doors. The talks are taking place in a narrow format at Istanbul’s Yildiz Palace allocated for use by the Turkish president.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov and Energy Minister Alexander Novak are taking part in the talks from the Russian side. The Turkish team includes Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu; Berat Albayrak, the minister of energy and natural resources; and Ibrahim Kalym, the deputy secretary-general of the presidential administration.
An extended Russian-Turkish meeting will be joined by Russian Army Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov; the heads of Rosneft oil company; Gazprom and the Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy - Igor Sechin, Alexey Miller and Alexey Likhachev; Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukayev; Kremlin’s Press Secretary and Presidential Administration’s Deputy Chief Dmitry Peskov and Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov.
The Turkish delegation will be joined by Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar; Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci; Hakan Fidan, the Head of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization; Ismail Demir, secretary in charge of defense industry at the Turkish Defense Ministry; etc.
Earlier, Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov clarified that the two leaders would discuss how to bring the Russian-Turkish relations back to normal in all spheres. The Syrian crisis will dominate the international agenda, Peskov emphasized.
The previous meeting between Putin and Erdogan had taken place on September 3 shortly before the G20 summit in China’s Hangzhou. Prior to that, the two countries’ leaders met in St. Petersburg on August 9.