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Russia, Turkey seek to seize 'cooperation momentum'

Following Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 anti-air missile system, Moscow and Ankara are looking to expand the bilateral cooperation in trade and military fields.
ANTALYA, TURKEY - JULY 26 : Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan (2nd R) and Minister of Energy of Russia, Alexander Novak (2nd L) sign a protocol at the end of the 16th Term meeting of Turkey-Russia Inter-governmental Joint Economic Commission in Antalya, Turkey on July 26, 2019. (Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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The Turkish Mediterranean resort city of Antalya hosted July 26 the 16th meeting of the Turkey-Russia Joint Economic Commission. Three major questions were discussed at the meeting.

First, the sides agreed to boost economic cooperation. Moscow and Ankara’s bilateral trade should reach the target of $100 billion “as soon as possible,” Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said at the joint meeting with the Russian delegation. “There is a serious potential between our countries; the governments are ready to provide all support to business people," she stressed.

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