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Russian and Turkish presidents meet to discuss restoring relations

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Russian and Turkish presidents meet to discuss restoring relations

<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has been meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Saint Petersburg. </p> <p>The conference is intended to end a period of high tension following the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border last November in which one Russian pilot was killed.</p> <p>Russia imposed sanctions on Turkey. President Erdogan later apologised. </p> <p>President Putin has expressed a wish for a restoration of relations and economic ties with Turkey. He said he is very happy to have this opportunity.</p> <p>President Erdogan said that Turkey was entering a “very different period” in relations with Russia, and that solidarity between the two countries would help the resolution of regional problems.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">[no comment live] Putin meets Erdogan in St Petersburg <a href="https://t.co/8vjdI2LkoL">https://t.co/8vjdI2LkoL</a></p>— no comment TV (@nocomment) <a href="https://twitter.com/nocomment/status/762972378993307648">August 9, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>