Erdoğan, Putin meet in Russia

Erdoğan, Putin meet in Russia

Erdoğan, Putin meet in Russia


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on Aug. 9.

Commenting on the failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, Putin said Moscow was against all manners of coup attempts and such unlawful attempts to unseat legitimate governments.

Putin also said the visit from Turkey during difficult days for the country was an expression of its goodwill, adding that the developments would be beneficial for the two countries.

Meanwhile, Erdoğan expressed happiness over Russia’s high-level phone call after the coup attempt. 

The president said a very different and positive process has begun in bilateral relations.

The visit marks a first since last November when Turkey downed a Russian fighter along its border with Syria and is also Erdoğan’s first foreign visit after a failed coup attempt on July 15 in Turkey.