Ankara and Moscow are discussing a broad range of issues of cooperation in defense sector, including contracts on supplies and joint production, Fahrettin Altun, the Turkish president’s communications director said, ONA reports.
"We are holding a broad discussion with Russia on our cooperation in defense sector. We are discussing the issues ranging from mutual supplies of military equipment to possible joint production. Bilateral cooperation in the defense area is of a large scope and continues developing," Altun tweeted on Monday, ahead of a meeting in Moscow between Turkish and Russian Presidents.
Speaking on the situation in Syria, Altun stressed that "both countries share stance on the issues of Syria’s territorial integrity and anti-terror fight."
"We urge all nations, which support terrorist groups that threaten our and Syria’s territorial integrity, to reverse their course and to contribute to the ongoing process." he wrote on Twitter page.
Recall that today, Erdogan and Putin will take part in the eighth session of the Russian-Turkish High-Level Cooperation Council. The talks will focus on Syria, Russia’s supplies of S-400 missile systems to Turkey, the implementation of the TurkStream gas pipeline and other vital issues.