Russia and Turkey are in talks to restore economic ties and are expected to gradually soothe relations, according to Russian officials. Russia has banned Turkish food imports and enforced other sanctions against Turkey since last November when Turkey shot down a Russian plane.
Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today reports Russia’s embargo on Turkish food imports is unlikely to be lifted before Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Turkey’s Prime Minister next month. Talks stemming from that meeting could set the stage for removing the embargo. The talks to restore economic ties come as Turkey offered thanks to Russia for supporting Turkey’s leadership during a recent attempted coup. Unconfirmed reports surfaced last week that the Russian military had informed Turkish intelligence about preparations for a coup just hours before it began.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.