Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
Gazprom CEO says North Stream-2 pipeline proves relevanceBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:10
More survivors found in avalanche-hit Italian hotel — mediaWorld January 20, 18:48
Donald Trump takes office as 45th US PresidentWorld January 20, 18:21
ANKARA, December 29. /TASS/. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to discuss Syria, economic issues and current tensions with Russia during his official visit to Saudi Arabia on December 29-30, the Turkish leader’s chancellery has said.
Erdogan and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud will also discuss issues linked to the anti-terrorism effort of the 34-member Islamic military coalition, which was set up by the Saudi Arabian leadership in mid-December.
Relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the incident on November 24 when a Turkish F-16 fighter jet brought down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M bomber, which, Ankara alleges, violated the country’s airspace near the Syrian border. The Russian Defense Ministry said the warplane was flying over Syrian territory and had never violated Turkey’s airspace.
Moscow has announced economic sanctions against Turkey over the attack that President Vladimir Putin has described as "stab in Russia’s back" delivered by terrorists’ accomplices.
Turkey is trying to find the way to diversify the sources of natural gas imports. Ankara gets around 50% of gas from Russia. Saudi Arabia may help Turkey reduce its dependence on Russian energy sources.