Gul, Putin sign declaration

The Turkish president had a tete-a-tete meeting with the Russian PM although it was not scheduled, diplomatic sources said on Saturday.

Gul, Putin sign declaration

The Turkish president had a tete-a-tete meeting with the Russian prime minister although it was not scheduled, diplomatic sources said on Saturday.

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul met Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday night within the framework of his four-day state visit to Russia.

Gul and Putin had a tete-a-tete meeting although it was not scheduled. They were only scheduled to attend a meeting between Turkish and Russian delegations. Their tete-a-tete meeting lasted about half an hour.

In the meeting, Gul and Putin discussed recent developments in the Middle East and other foreign policy topics.

Diplomats also said that Gul had a meeting with technical teams that were
designated to discuss the problem Turkish trucks were facing at Russian customs gates.

They also said that a Russian delegation would visit Turkey in the following week.

Also the joint declaration Gul and Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev signed at the Kremlin Palace on Friday envisions boosting bilateral relations; forming bilateral consultation mechanisms on regional and international matters; supporting each other's candidacies in international organizations; enhancing cooperation in fight against terrorism, illicit drug and arms trafficking and international crimes; making necessary legal arrangements enabling free circulation of goods, services and capital; cooperating in contracting services during the infrastructural projects of the Sochi Olympic Games; supporting projects to improve land, maritime and railway transportation; boosting cooperation in energy, tourism, military and defense industry; and simplifying visa procedures.

The declaration also underlines importance of cooperation in nuclear energy, and expresses Turkey's pleasure with the interest of Russian companies in the nuclear energy projects in Turkey.

Also, the declaration says that Turkish and Russian population is gradually increasing, and stresses the commitment of education ministries of the two countries to further improve cooperation to contribute to education of Turkish and Russian children.

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Turkuaz
Turkuaz - 10 yıl Before

Take an example of the Indo-Russian cooperation. Turkey can get Russian assistance to build a local satellite launcher for small, medium Turkish satellites.