Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Turkey Monday to discuss a broad range of issues concerning the two countries, including trade, economics and energy. Syria is also high on the list.
On his arrival in Ankara, Putin received the full trappings of a state visit. The presidential convoy was escorted by mounted horsemen and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed Putin at the palace gates.
Diplomatic columnist Semih Idiz of the Turkish newspaper Taraf and Al Monitor website said the visit is important to both leaders.
“It’s significant from the Russia point of view coming at a time when its isolated because of …read more
Source: Voice of America