Syria likely to top agenda during Erdogan-Putin meeting

The Turkish president and his Russian counterpart are also expected to discuss energy cooperation as well as trade and tourism.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, May 3, 2017.

The war in Syria is likely to top the agenda as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi on Wednesday.

They're also expected to discuss energy cooperation as well as trade and tourism.

Ahead of the meeting, Erdogan stressed the need to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, which he said was a goal Turkey and Russia shared.

The Turkish president also said he would tell Putin that he wants Russian trade restrictions on Turkey lifted rapidly.

 

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