Putin and Erdogan pledge deeper military contact after gas deal signed
The Russian and Turkish leaders have agreed to intensify military and intelligence contacts after a meeting in Istanbul.
President Vladimir Putin also said he and Recep Tayyip Erdogan had agreed on the need for aid to get to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
The two countries have signed a deal to construct two pipelines to send Russian gas under the Black Sea to Turkey.
Ties were strained after Turkey downed a Russian military jet last year.
But speaking at a joint news conference with Mr Putin, Mr Erdogan said he was confident that the normalisation of relations would take place... read more
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