31.12.2004. Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The two countries leaders exchanged New Years greetings.

They discussed the implementation of agreements reached during the December visit of the Russian President to Turkey. The sides expressed satisfaction with the fact that the constructive dialogue on the top level would be continued during the upcoming working visit by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Moscow scheduled for January 2005.