Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are meeting in the Black Sea city of Sochi.
Putin and Erdogan have begun their talks in Russia’s Black Sea city of Sochi.
Sitting opposite his Russian counterpart ahead of the discussions, Erdogan said that meetings between Turkish and Russian delegations had been fruitful to date and that he would also discuss developments in Syria with Putin during his visit to Russia.
He added in comments broadcast on Turkish television that it was important that the Akkuyu nuclear plant being built by a Russian company in southern Turkey was completed on time.
Putin has told Erdogan he hopes to sign an agreement to boost trade and economic ties between Moscow and Ankara.
“I hope that today we will be able to sign a relevant memorandum on the development of our trade and economic ties,” the Russian leader said as the pair sat down for talks in Sochi.