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  Le petite pique de Poutine aux Européens lors de sa rencontre avec Erdogan © Copyright 2022, the Obs

"I think our European partners should be grateful to Turkey for the fact that it ensures the uninterrupted transit of our gas Towards the European market, ”said Vladimir Putin during his meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi, Russia, this Friday, August 5.

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The Pique de Russian launched to Europe allows him to evoke European sanctions in the midst of war in Ukraine. For Vladimir Putin, the most important road for Russian gas to Europe is now going through Turkey.

The meeting with Erdogan aimed above all to strengthen economic cooperation between Russia and Turkey. The master of the Kremlin thus thanked the Turkish president for his efforts which made it possible to find an agreement between Moscow and Ukraine on the deliveries of Ukrainian cereals from the Ukrainian ports of the Black Sea.

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on the other hand, the Turkish president said he wanted to speak with his Russian counterpart in Syria, where Ankara threatens to launch a military operation against Kurdish groups which he describes as "terrorists", to which Moscow opposes.

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"discussing developments in Syria on this occasion will appease the region. Our solidarity in the fight against terrorism is very important, ”said Erdogan.

The Turkish Head of State also said he wanted to make sure that the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant by the Russian nuclear giant Rosatom, in southern Turkey, would respect the "fixed calendar", while A dispute is likely to cause delays in this mega project.

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