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    'High Level of Mutual Trust' Between Putin and Erdogan - Kremlin

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discuss the most sensitive topics related to the situation in the region and bilateral relations; it indicates high level of mutual trust, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday.

    YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK (Sputnik) – Peskov added, that re-establishing good relations takes time, although the presidents have come a long way in their efforts.

    "[Russian] President Putin and [Turkish] President Erdogan have a trust-based relationship. So trusting, that they discuss the most sensitive topics, related to the situation in the region and in the bilateral relations," Peskov told "Vesti v Subbotu" news program, stressing that it demonstrates high level of mutual trust.

    Relations between Russia and Turkey normalized in late June following Erdogan's apology for the November 2015 downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber over Syria.

    In November 2015,the Turkish Air Force downed the Russian Su-24 bomber, which was on an anti-terror mission over Syria. Following the incident, the relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated, with Moscow demanding an apology from Ankara for the downing the plane and compensation of losses related to the incident.


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