Putin and Erdogan began secret talks in Istanbul

one-on-One in the presence of translators began talks in Istanbul, the presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Putin arrived in Istanbul from the air base Hamim in Syria, where he met with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

the programme of talks with Erdogan, Putin discuss issues of development of bilateral cooperation and current international issues, including the situation in Syria and Libya, reports TASS. Also Putin and Erdogan will discuss the development of the situation around Iran. After the assassination of the Iranian General Soleimani in Baghdad airport, the us missile, Iran has struck back at two American military bases in Iraq.

in addition, Putin and Erdogan on 8 January will unveil a new pipeline “Turkish stream”. 930 kilometres of pipeline laid under the Black sea from the Anapa to the European part of Turkey. The power of the “Turkish stream” 31.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year.