Turkey aims to boost trade with Russia to $100 billion

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Turkish President Recep Erdogan has set an ambitious goal for bilateral trade with Russia, saying he wants to boost it to $100 billion, nearly four times more than the current trade volume between the two countries. Last year’s $26 billion in trade turnover does not reflect the cooperation potential between Russia and Turkey, Erdogan said during the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday. Ankara is making “every effort” to ease trade ties with Moscow and is therefore going to provide exemptions for Russian entrepreneurs, said the Turkish president. “We do not view your firms as foreign or Russian, we view them as our own,” the Turkish President said as cited by TASS. “Russian entrepreneurs willing to invest in Turkey will be provided with various exemptions.”

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