President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meets President of Russia Vladimir Putin (R) within the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 01, 2018. ( Murat Kaynak - Anadolu Agency ) By Ilkay Guder and Enes Kaplan BUENOS AIRES

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Saturday.

“Our talks regarding TurkStream are of great importance,” Erdogan said before his meeting with Putin.

The TurkStream project is an export gas pipeline set to cross beneath the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and extend to Turkey's borders with neighboring countries.  

Speaking about the four-nation Istanbul summit on Syria’s northwestern Idlib, he said there were more steps needed to be taken.

“I find it very appropriate to have a meeting about Idlib even if it’s for a short time,” Erdogan said.

On Oct. 27 Turkey hosted a four-nation summit, which was attended by the leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany, who expressed their determination to end the bloodshed in war-torn Syria. 

Prior to his closed-door meeting with Putin, Erdogan also received Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


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01.12.2018 · TURKEY