The meeting of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin ended in Istanbul. The meeting lasted about 2.5 hours in Dolmabahche ministerial residence.
The meeting was closed to the press. The meeting was also attended by Turkish and Russian Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Ahmet Davutoglu, Vice Chairman of Turkey’s ruling “Justice and Development” party Ömer Çelik and Putin’s chief foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov.
Currently the 3rd session of Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council on high-level is launched in Dolmabahche, which is co-chaired by Putin and Erdogan.
Turkish media drew attention to the fact that Putin sat down in the chair with difficulty.