Turkey and Russia share common attitudes in their foreign policies as a result of a “strategic perspective” that has put a stamp on the two countries’ recent ties, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during a meeting with Russia’s president yesterday.
“This strategic vision contributes to regional peace, wealth and stability and, in this respect, we place emphasis on our relations with Russia,” Erdoğan told a press conference in Istanbul yesterday after signing an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Our multi-dimensional [agreement] on the Black Sea Basin is the best example of the strategic perspective between the two countries,” Erdoğan said.
“Our goal is to reach $100 billion dollars [in mutual trade volume]. After reaching $35 billion this year, I believe that we will reach $100 billion and even exceed it,” Erdoğan said.
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