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Putin meets with Turkish president in Russia

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-08-09 19:56

Putin meets with Turkish president in Russia

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) during their meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, August 9, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

ST. PETERSBURG - Russian President Vladimir Putin met here with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday.

The meeting, which is expected to pave the way for restoring bilateral cooperation, is their first encounter since Ankara downed one of Moscow's warplanes last November, which sparked a diplomatic crisis.

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