Putin, Erdogan agree to meet

President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian government to discuss the restoration of cooperation with Turkey, including in trade, after phone conversation with his Turkey counterpart earlier in the day, the Kremlin said Wednesday, Sputnik News reports.

Putin instructed the Russian government to lift tourism-related restrictions against Turkey.

Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan underscored the need to bolster international cooperation in the fight against terrorism, the Kremlin’s press service said.

“Both sides emphasized the need to intensify international cooperation in the fight against a common terrorist threat.”

The Russian and Turkish presidents agreed to hold a personal meeting in the near future, according to the Kremlin.

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