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Russia, Turkey agree to end 'crisis chapter'

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>> The leaders of Turkey and Russia speaking for the first time in months, following last year's downing of a Russian bomber near the Syrian border. A phone call Wednesday between the two men ending the tension. President Erdogan expressing regret, or saying sorry, according to Reuters Moscow's bureau chief, Christian Lowe.
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>> There's some difference over the wording that Erdogan used. If you believe what the Kremlin said, then Erdogan explicitly apologized for what happened. Ankara has a different interpretation of that, they said, he didn't use the word sorry or apologize, he expressed regret. Either way, Russia considered it enough to satisfy it's requirements and to turn the page and move on.
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>> Flowers laid outside the Turkish Embassy in Moscow Wednesday>> After suicide bombers attacked Istanbul airport. Putin offering his condolences and agreeing closer cooperation to tackle terrorism and ending Russian sanctions.>> Once again, we will see Russian tourists heading to Turkish resorts. We will see imports of Turkish fruit and vegetables into Russia.
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And we will see a gas pipeline project that had been frozen, unfrozen.>> The war in Syria still dividing both countries, though, Russia backing President Assad, Turkey backing militants who want to overthrow him. But diplomats from both sides now expected to meet to discuss the issue this week.
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And the two leaders will meet at a G20 summit in China later this year.