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New chapter emerging in Russia relations - Turkey

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>> Turkey and Russia taking a big step towards resolving their differences on Tuesday. Their Presidents restarting dialogue and restoring relations. Putin and Erdogan meeting for the first time in nine months. Relations between the two countries were damaged when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border late last year.
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Turkey and Russia will also reinstate their annual bilateral trade target of $100 billion and talks on resuming charter flights from Russia to Turkey will be accelerated. It's the Turkish President's first foreign trip since July's failed coup, which tried to overthrow him. The general mood of the meeting described as very positive.
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Putin said the two men would discuss how to restore trade and economic ties, and cooperation against terrorism. They were also expected to discuss Syria, a conflict where the two countries find themselves on opposing sides. Erdogan's trip is also being closely watched in the West. Some fear his growing detente with Moscow would affect his links with NATO, of which Turkey is a member.