The killing of Turkish soldiers, even if perpetrated by the Assad regime, is a watershed moment for Turkey-Russia relations.
The Turkish and Russian presidents formally launched TurkStream gas pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe through Turkey. The project is part of Moscow's efforts to reduce shipments via Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping virtually inaugurated the "Power of Siberia" pipeline via a video link-up. Russia also plans to launch two more gas pipelines that will ramp up supplies to Europe.
Ambassadors of EU countries meeting in Brussels gave the go-ahead to a tweaked proposal that sets the scene for negotiations on extending the bloc's rules regulating gas deliveries to incoming pipelines, like Nord Stream 2.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the TurkStream gas pipeline, consisting of two 930-kilometre lines each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic metres, would become fully operational by the end of 2019.
At a joint conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras voiced his country’s interest to be part of the natural gas pipeline project, but pointed out EU's "double standards" were preventing it.
Russia and Turkey have managed to build a pragmatic relationship despite diverging interests and a historical regional rivalry. It's in both countries interest that it survives past elections.
A look at the twists and turns of bilateral relations between Ankara and Moscow during Vladimir Putin's presidency.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey intends to establish embassies in all African countries. He started this tour in Tanzania, after which he heads to Mozambique, then Madagascar.
Relations between Turkey and Russia continue to reach new heights as the banning of all flights to Turkey have been officially lifted by Russia.
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