Erdogan in Moscow for bilateral High-Level Cooperation Council

Cooperation between Turkey and Russia continues increasingly, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

“Our cooperation with Russia continues increasingly and becomes stronger [day by day],” Erdogan told reporters ahead of his departure from Istanbul for Moscow.

Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will discuss bilateral relations as well as regional and global developments, Turkish president said.

“Visa-free travel is, of course, a topic that is on our agenda,” he added.

Erdogan will attend the eighth High-Level Cooperation Council meeting between two countries. The meeting is being held annually since 2010.

Erdogan and Putin will meet in private with only their translators and will later be joined by their foreign ministers. The fate of the S-400 system will be tabled, as well as the situation in Syria.

The meeting comes as tensions between Ankara and Washington area at an all-time high, with the US mulling an end to Turkey’s presence in NATO.