Monday, August 8 2016 16:28 EEST
Erdogan: 'Talks with Putin will open new page in bilateral relations'
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he hopes his forthcoming talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Russia's St. Petersburg 'will open up a new page in relations between the two countries,' according to Russian news agency TASS.

Unian reports: 

Ahead of his visit to Russia, the Turkish leader gave an interview to TASS First Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman. 

'It will be a historical visit, a new start. I believe talks with my friend Vladimir will open up a new page in bilateral relations. Our countries have a lot to do together,' he said.

Russia's participation is vitally important for Syrian settlement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. 

'It is impossible to find solution to the Syrian problem without Russia's participation. We can settle the crisis in Syria only in cooperation with Russia,' he said.

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