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Erdogan says wants Russian trade restrictions on Turkey lifted rapidly
May 3, 2017 / 12:19 PM / 7 months ago

Erdogan says wants Russian trade restrictions on Turkey lifted rapidly

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would tell Vladimir Putin during a visit to Russia on Wednesday that he wanted Russian trade restrictions on Turkey lifted rapidly.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in Sochi, Russia, May 3, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS

Speaking in Ankara before traveling to the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi to meet Putin, Erdogan told reporters that reaching a political solution to the conflict in Syria was a joint goal of Turkey and Russia.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler

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