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29.06.2016 - 14: 26

Source: Putin and Erdogan agreed to a personal meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on a personal meeting during a telephone conversation on Wednesday, a source in the Turkish Presidential Administration.

The Turkish leader's press service reported that Putin and Erdogan agreed to take steps to normalize relations between the two countries. The heads of state agreed to maintain bilateral contacts, RIA "Novosti".

In addition, according to the press service of the Turkish leader, Erdogan and Putin stressed the importance of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and resolve regional crises.

Before that, it was also reported that a telephone conversation Russian President Vladimir Putin with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan was "very productive and positive", it lasted more than 40 minutes.

The last time the two leaders spoke last November at the summit of "Big Twenty" in Antalya, Turkey.

Earlier on Wednesday, Putin expressed his condolences to the Turkish people in connection with the attack in the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, in which, according to recent data, killed 43 person.

On the eve of the Kremlin reported that Putin and Erdogan on Wednesday will hold a telephone conversation at the initiative of Russia.

Recall on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin received a message from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who apologized for the death of the pilot of the Russian Su-24 in Syria, and expressed willingness to restore relations with Russia. The letter noted that Turkey is ready for any initiative for "the relief of pain and the severity of the damage," the family of the deceased pilot Su-24 Oleg Peshkov. Erdogan in his letter also stated that Turkey shares the pain of the family of the deceased pilot and perceives it as Turkish.

It was also reopened a case against the alleged killers of the Russian pilot Alparslan Celik. However, Ankara has refused to pay compensation for the downed Su-24, although previously Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim, the TV channel TRT said that Turkey "if necessary" to pay compensation.

Russian authorities in December voiced three conditions to overcome the crisis in relations with Turkey after the incident with the Su-24.

As reported by the Russian ambassador in Ankara Andrei Karlov, the first condition is an apology from the Turkish government for the incident with the Russian bomber Su-24, 24 downed Turkish fighter jet in November.

The second condition - to find the culprits and bring to justice. The third - the payment of compensation by Turkey to Russia for the damage caused by the tragedy.

Relations between Russia and Turkey in crisis after 24 November last year the Russian Su-24 was shot down by fighter F-16 the Turkish Air Force in Syria on the border with Turkey. The crew managed to eject, but the Parachute pilot Oleg Peshkov gunmen shot in the air.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident with the Russian Su-24 in Syria "stab in the back" that caused accomplices of terrorists.

A source: LOOK

Author: LOOK

Tags: Putin, Russia, Turkey, Erdogan, International Relations, Politics