Putin and Erdogan hope for strengthened ties

Erdogan, for his half, stated he hopes for the opening of a brand new chapter in Russian-Turkish relations.

The focus of Friday’s talks in Russian Sochi was anticipated to be on the battle in Ukraine and Turkey’s plans for an offensive in opposition to Kurdish militias in northern Syria. Putin and Erdogan final met in Iran in July.

NATO member Turkey and Russia have an advanced relationship, supporting rival sides in Syria and Libya. At the identical time, they’ve shut cooperation when it comes to protection tools, vitality and commerce.

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