Putin due in Ankara. Russia takes over from Iran as Turkey’s main gas supplier

Russian President Vladimir Putin will spend one day in Ankara Monday after it was agreed that  their differences over Syria and the deployment of NATO Patriot anti-missile batteries along the Turkish-Syrian border will be left to one side and talks would focus on bilateral economic ties. Putin is set to sign a huge deal for Russia to replace Iran as Turkey’s main supplier of natural gas. This transaction will boost trade between the two countries from $32 billion to $100 billion.

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