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Erdogan says to meet Putin at G20 summit in China

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-06-30 16:48

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, local NTV reported Thursday.

The remarks came one day after a telephone conversation between the two leaders.

"We have held a helpful discussion over the telephone," Erdogan said late Wednesday at the presidential complex in Ankara.

He added that two leaders decided to hold more comprehensive negotiations on the sidelines of the forthcoming G20 summit in Hangzhou, China in September.

As a first step, Turkey and Russia will take measures on the tourism area, Erdogan said.

Erdogan and Putin voiced their determination to revive mutual relationship and fight terrorism over the telephone Wednesday.

Both emphasized the importance of normalizing relations, according to a statement issued by the Turkish Presidency after the telephone conversation.

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