Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Aleksey Meshkov at the meeting with Turkish counterpart Ali Kemal Aydin agreed on the implementation of bilateral economic projects and coordination of efforts of Russia and Turkey in the battle against crime and extremism, said Wednesday at the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"in preparation for the upcoming before the end of the year contacts at the highest level, the sides exchanged views on the status and prospects of Russian-Turkish relations, examined in detail the actual directions of bilateral cooperation, including the status of implementation of major economic projects, preparation for the signing of total documents ", - reported in the report, posted on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Russia transports gas to Turkey via the gas pipeline " Blue stream ", laid under the Black sea, and the TRANS-Balkan pipeline through Ukraine. In 2014, Gazprom exported to Turkey, 27, 4 billion cubic meters of gas.
currently the Russian Federation and Turkey conduct dialogues on the text of an intergovernmental agreement on the new gas pipeline " Turkish stream ". The construction of a gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey across the Black sea was planned to begin in June, but the project is still under discussion.
The two sides also discussed " a number of topical regional and international issues, including a wide range of European topics, the crisis in Ukraine and the situation in Cyprus settlement ".
"Special emphasis was made on the need for coordination of efforts of Russia and Turkey in the battle against crime and extremism. According to the results of the consultations was expressed mutual interest in continuing active dialogue in all fields ", - told in the Russian foreign Ministry.
2 explosion occurred on 10 October in the capital of Turkey before the rally, which was organized by trade unions and social organizations under the slogan "Work, peace, power to the people" in protest against the outburst of violence due to the Turkish-Kurdish conflict in the Southeast of the country.
The explosions were arranged by 2 suicide bombers near the railway station, under the overpass where the rally was held to the venue. Died 97 people, more than five hundred turned to medical institutions. The main version of the investigation is the involvement of "Islamic countries" (IG).