May 3, 2017 / 12:18 PM / in 3 months

Erdogan says wants Russian trade restrictions on Turkey lifted rapidly

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in Sochi, Russia, May 3, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would tell Vladimir Putin during a visit to Russia on Wednesday that he wanted Russian trade restrictions on Turkey lifted rapidly.

Speaking in Ankara before traveling to the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi to meet Putin, Erdogan told reporters that reaching a political solution to the conflict in Syria was a joint goal of Turkey and Russia.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler

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