Relations between Russia and Turkey have been strained since both countries got involved in the war in Syria.
They reached a low point after the Turkish military shot down a Russian
warplane on the border with Syria in November. But the recent meeting in
St. Petersburg between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish
President Recep Erdogan shows relations might be warming again, despite
the two leaders’ harsh past rhetoric.
“Turkish-Russian relations have
started moving in a positive direction,” Erdogan said on Aug. 9, Russian
news agency RBK reports.