The meeting of Putin and Erdogan lasted for two hours


The meeting of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg ended at about 16:00 GMT. It was expected that it will start at 13:00, but in the end it happened at about 14:00. After completion of conversation between the two leaders began the meeting with the Ministers.

On the Turkish side to participate in the meeting economy Minister Hihat Zeybekci, Minister of energy Berat Albayrak, the Minister of food, Faruk Celik, Minister of transport Ahmet Arslan, head of the National intelligence organization Hakan Fidan, the Secretary for defence industries Ismail Demir. From the Russian side the meeting was attended by energy Minister Alexander Novak, transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, the chief of the General staff Valery Gerasimov, the special representative of the President on the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentiev, Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller.