Putin announced the restoration of relations with Turkey

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting. 13 Nov 2017Putin announced the restoration of relations with Turkey© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Relations between Moscow and Ankara can be considered recovered almost fully, said President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi.

According to the Russian leader for the first eight or nine months of the current year the trade turnover increased by more than a third after falling in 2016.

The President added that Turkey is working practically in all directions, including in the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

Putin thanked Erdogan for the visit. «Indeed, we are very close, as you said, an hour the whole flight,» he said.

After talking in the narrow part of the presidents hold a session. Then the heads of state are expected to deliver statements to the press.

Putin arrived in Sochi for one day specially for the sake of talks with Erdogan.

The crisis in relations between the two countries arose after 2015, the Turkish fighter jet shot down in Syria, the Russian bomber su-24. The aircraft involved in the antiterrorist operation. The pilot who managed to eject, they killed the militants fired from the ground. After that Moscow has imposed on Ankara’s sanctions include, for example, the ban on Charter flights.

In 2016, Erdogan apologized for the incident. Then Russia began to remove the restrictions and began the process of normalization of trade and economic relations.