1. Various of Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak (left) and Turkish Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Berat Albayrak (right) signing agreement between two countries as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan watch
"These agreements that have just been signed arrived at the point of being signed (following talks) and here in the presence of the presidents have been completed. ++PAUSE FOR TRANSLATION INTO RUSSIAN++ I am convinced that the process of normalisation of our ties will continue rapidly."
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8. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vladimir Putin, Russian President:
"I would like to draw your attention to one specific issue. Today Russia made a decision and following limits placed on the export of certain items from Turkey we are once again opening their import into Russia. In particular citrus, other fresh fruits and agricultural products are open to the Russian market."
"And regarding the Akkuyu nuclear plant, we agreed to accelerate the process going forward."
11. Wide of Putin and Erdogan
12. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vladimir Putin, Russian President:
"We agree to make every effort to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo. ++PAUSE FOR TRANSLATION IN TURKISH++ But there’s only one issue and that is on how to provide security for that aid to be delivered."
"On this subject (Syria) we discussed ways to cooperate. ++PAUSE FOR TRANSLATION INTO RUSSIAN++ On Aleppo, we discussed what kind of a strategy can be applied on humanitarian aid so that the people there can quickly attain peace and calm."
Turkey and Russia signed a deal on Monday to build a gas pipeline from Russia as the two countries pressed ahead with efforts to normalise ties that were severely strained over Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan watched as their countries’ energy ministers sealed an intergovernmental agreement for the “Turkish Stream” project that would bring gas from Russia to Turkey.
It would then be distributed to European Union nations.
The project, which had been suspended amid tensions between the two countries, was signed on the sidelines of the World Energy Congress.
In other steps aimed at restoring ties, Putin announced that Russia had agreed to cut natural gas export prices to Turkey and resume importing fruit, vegetables and other agricultural goods from the country.
Russia is building Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, and Erdogan said the sides agreed to accelerate the project.
Erdogan also said they discussed cooperation in Syria, and strategies to ensure humanitarian aid can be delivered to the besieged town of Aleppo.
It was Erdogan and Putin’s third meeting since June, when the Turkish leader apologised to Russia for the shooting down the Russian plane.