Vladimir Putin’s New Year greetings to Recep Tayip Erdoğan

In his New Year greetings to President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin noted that Russia and Turkey had managed to achieve significant success in the implementation of mutually beneficial strategic projects, including in energy and military and technical cooperation and to outline new prospective areas for the development of Russian-Turkish trade and economic ties. Moscow and Ankara closely cooperated in fighting terrorism in Syria and together helped launch the political settlement process in the country. The President of Russia noted that next year would mark the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Turkey and expressed confidence that this significant date would be marked by new achievements in the development of bilateral cooperation.