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Germany's Merkel arrives in Russian Federation for talks with Putin

Germany's Merkel arrives in Russian Federation for talks with Putin

The blast followed a bloody jihadist assault on Tuesday by the Islamic State group against a camp for displaced people on the border with Iraq that left at least 46 people dead.

The new head of state has been accused as soon as his presidential candidacy of being in a dubious relation with the Russian state leader Mr. Vladimir Putin.

The White House statement said Trump and Putin also "spoke about how best to resolve the very risky situation in North Korea". The Kremlin statement made no mention of safe zones, and Putin's spokesman said they had not been discussed in detail.

Erdogan says he and Putin discussed the creation of a de-escalation zone in the region of Idlib.

United States intelligence agencies say they have definitive evidence that Moscow was behind the hacking of Democratic email accounts, with the aim of benefiting Donald Trump's campaign and harming his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

The White House and the Kremlin released separate summaries of the Tuesday phone call between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, showing some slight differences in their respective readouts of the conversation. "We all agree that mechanisms must be created to guarantee an end to bloodshed and create conditions for the start of political dialogue".

The Russian strongman said that any agreement on the initiative would have to be hammered out by representatives from Damascus and the opposition now meeting in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

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The previous meeting between Putin and Erdogan took place in March in Moscow.

But Putin said Wednesday that Russian Federation s embargo on the import of tomatoes from Turkey and its visa restrictions on Turkish nationals will remain in place for the time being.

Putin said Russia, Turkey and Iran would do everything possible to make such mechanisms effective.

Following Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 fighter jet for violating Turkey's airspace in late November 2015, Russia imposed a range of unilateral sanctions on Turkey and ended visa-free travel for Turkish citizens. Moscow responded with tourism and trade restrictions that badly hurt the Turkish economy.

And Moscow felt the pinch: After Egypt, Turkey is its second-biggest importer of Russian grain and sunflower oil. There was no immediate confirmation of this from Turkish officials.

Turkish vegetable exporters did suffer under the embargo; tomatoes had traditionally formed a large part of their shipments to Russian Federation. For Turkey's flour millers, Russian wheat is one of the most important sources of supply.

Speaking on the Moscow-Ankara ties, Putin said that gradual restoration of the internal political situation in Turkey will create conditions for the steady development of relations with Russian Federation.


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