Turkey and Russia agree to revive mutual relations

Reuters
Ankara, Turkey Updated: Jun 29, 2016, 12:54 PM(IST)

Erdogan and Putin, both expressed a determination to revive mutual relations and fight against terrorism. Photograph:( Getty )

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin spoke on the telephone today and both expressed a determination to revive mutual relations and fight against terrorism, Erdogan's office said in a statement.

The call was arranged after Erdogan expressed regret in a letter to Putin on Monday over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane last year.

The two also agreed during their call to meet in person, Erdogan's office said, adding that "necessary steps" should be taken to revive relations.

(Reuters)
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