Putin, Erdogan hail mended ties between their two countries
11 March 2017 | 10:20 am
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan announce the "normalisation" of ties between the two countries, damaged by Ankara downing one of Moscow's warplanes in 2015.
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