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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

13 de noviembre de 2017, 17:06Moscow, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan made a statement today in favor of getting rid of any hindrance in the trade relations between his country and Russia, after a four-hour meeting with President Vladimir Putin at the Russian southern city of Sochi.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump said in a joint statement on Saturday they would continue to fight against Islamic State in Syria, while agreeing that there was no military solution to the country's wider, six-year-old conflict.

"If a military solution [in Syria] is out of the question, then those who say this [Russia and the US] should pull their troops out. and steps for a political solution should be taken", he said. Ties between the two countries were badly strained by Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane in 2015, but Putin and Erdogan have managed to mend the rift.

"Our bilateral relations and cooperation in resolving regional issues provide us with an opportunity to look toward the future together", Erdogan said.

However, Erdogan says he doesn't see neither Russian Federation, nor the United States pulling out of Syria anytime soon.

Moscow has deployed military force in Syria to support the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey has backed elements within the armed Syrian opposition. The U.S. -led coalition says it does not discuss the location of its forces.

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