Putin noted that restoring relations with Ankara

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The recovery period of relations between Russia and Turkey after the crisis is completed, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference in Sochi after talks with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His words are quoted by the correspondent of”.ru” on Wednesday, may 3.

“Some time ago, our bilateral relations have passed the test of strength. Now it’s safe to say that the recovery period in Russian-Turkish relations completed,” — said the Russian leader.

Putin also noted that Russia and Turkey agreed that the settlement of the situation in Syria is possible only through political and diplomatic means.

Conversation Putin and Erdogan took place at the residence Bocharov Ruchey.

Relations between Moscow and Ankara have deteriorated because of the Turkish air force shot down Russian bomber in November 2015. At the end of June 2016, the President of Turkey had sent the Russian President a letter of apology. After the Russian-Turkish dialogue started to improve.