Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Feb. 25 announced that a Russian delegation would arrive the following day to resume talks aimed at easing tensions in northwestern Syria. He also said no consensus was reached for a four-way meeting next month between the leaders of France, German, Russia and Turkey.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a letter of congratulations to Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the top judge elected by Parliament earlier this month as Greece's new president.
In his letter to the former Council of State president, Putin stressed the "traditional" friendship between the two nations and heralded a deepening of dialogue and cooperation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted a package of constitutional amendments to parliament less than a week after announcing a surprise plan to reform the political system.
The bill, which can be found on the website of the lower house State Duma's website, proposes changes, including the transfer of some power outside the presidency.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met on Jan. 19 in Berlin ahead of Germany-led summit for Libya.