One moment, the two leaders are opening a mosque together in Moscow. The next, they are at loggerheads over Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet. Add to that their differences over the Syrian war. The Turkish-Russian relationship is complicated.
The two men agree that US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is a bad idea. They will discuss what, if anything, can be done to counter the US move.
Egypt and Russia have signed a contract to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant during a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader also voiced a willingness to resume direct flights to Egypt.
The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have met in Sochi to discuss strategy in Syria. Meanwhile, some parts of the Syrian opposition forces met in Saudi Arabia ahead of UN-backed peace talks.
The hostility between Turkey and Israel has resurfaced over recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Meanwhile, in terms of economic relations, trade between the countries has been growing steadily.
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