Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vow to deepen economic ties

Source:Financial Times Date:06Aug2022

Two important points worth highlighting in this article. First, contrary to Turkish press accounts of Russia agreeing to accept TL in NG purchases, the article claims


“Deputy prime minister Alexander Novak, Moscow’s top energy official, told reporters that Turkey had agreed to begin paying for Russia’s gas in roubles, according to Interfax.”


Secdonly, the article suggests Turkey is offering Russia help to avoid sanctions


“The Sochi meeting comes as Ukrainian intelligence services recently shared with Nato countries a document they say they intercepted from Moscow that contained proposals for Turkish-Russian co-operation, according to a Ukrainian intelligence official and a western diplomat. The latter said he believed the document was genuine.”


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