Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir have underscored their close links as they opened a major Russian air show.
Erdogan was Putin's guest of honor on Tuesday at the opening of the MAKS aviation show outside Moscow and even got to peek inside the cockpit of Russia's newest fighter jet, the Su-57, which was unveiled at the show.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan is on a one-day working visit in Moscow.
Cooperation in the military-technical field and a number of international topics will be the focus of the talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
The world media have noted that the meeting is taking place amid strikes by the Syrian army in Idlib province.
The widening schism between Turkey and its nominal Western allies is further proof of the decay of global cooperation. And yet that process is not irreversible.
The latest setback stems largely from Turkey (a NATO member) purchasing and taking delivery of a Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system.