“Haven’t seen each other for a long time”: Putin and Erdogan agreed to meet

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in person, adding that they have not seen each other for a long time and “this must be done in the near future.

Putin and Erdogan on Wednesday launched the construction of power unit No. 3 of the Akkuyu NPP in the Turkish province of Mersin.

“Turkey intends to continue cooperation with the Russian Federation on major regional problems such as Syria, Libya, Karabakh. I hope we can meet in person soon,” Erdogan said, addressing Putin via videoconference at the ceremony of starting construction of the 3rd power unit NPP with the participation of the presidents of the Russian Federation and Turkey, RIA Novosti reports.

“Agreed. We haven’t seen each other for a long time. We need to do this in the near future,” Putin replied.