Current dynamics of Russian-Turkish relations

Dmitry Medvedev had a telephone conversation with President of Turkey Abdullah Gül

The President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gül on January 20, 2010.

The presidents discussed Russo-Turkish cooperation in international affairs.

While exchanging views on the situation in the South Caucasus, Mr gul praised Russias contribution to international efforts to achieve progress in the Nagorno Karabakh settlement.

Both sides expressed satisfaction with their joint work in the Black Sea region and touched on issues of European security, specifically in the context of Russias initiative to develop a European Security Treaty.

Both parties agree that a key upcoming event in the bilateral relations will be the visit of the President of Russia to Turkey, which was confirmed during the conversation as taking place in May this year.

The conversation was initiated by the Turkish side.

January 30, 2010