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MOSCOW, August 5. /TASS/. Turkish ambassasor in Russia, Umit Yardim is confident the forthcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will become a key moment for resuming bilateral relations.
He said it on Friday in an interview with Rossiya'24 news channel.
"I feel confident relations bertween Russia and Turkey are restoring at an accelerated rate," Yardim said. "The process received the go-ahead in June and the meeting between our two Presidents on August 9 in St Petersburg will be the final point in these contacts."
He believes that Russia and Turkey "should work even more intensively to make possible a speedier resumption of relations."
At the talks in St Petersburg next Monday, Putin and Erdogan will discuss the problem of lifting of the Russian embargo on Turkish foodstffs, resumption of chartered flights, construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline, Syrian peace settlement, struggle with terrorism, and other issues.