TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – President Vladimir Putin will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on October 10, the Kremlin said Tuesday, as the countries mend ties shattered by Ankara's shooting down of a Russian warplane last year.
"The visit will be on October 10," Interfax news agency quoted Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov as saying. "There will be a speech at the World Energy Congress and a bilateral meeting."
A report by Daily Sabah also said that Putin's visit is expected to focus on a number of issues including the Turkish Stream, and restoration of business ties between Turkey and Russia through lifting some restrictions imposed on Turkish businessmen following a jet downing crisis.
The last time Putin visited Turkey was at the G20 Antalya Summit in November 2015.
Relations between the two countries hit a low in November 2015 after Turkish jets downed a Russian Su-24 bomber near the Syrian border for violating Turkish airspace.
Turkey provided radar data that the Russian planes breached the border while Moscow insisted that the warplane had not crossed the border.