Just thinking out loud
We've talked here about: Putin to Visit Turkey October 11/16 & U.S. tells Turkey It Will Respond Soon to Demand's For Gulen's Arrest- Expected answer, this month, the month of October
Two potential October Surprise scenarios: Turkey Coup, Part Two? That's One October Surprise Option! & 2nd October Surprise Possibility - Taking Mosul. Dam of Mass Destruction.
Greencrow believes Putin's October visit is timed to impede the coup in some way- You can read her very interesting post here: In Harm's Way: Why is Putin going to Turkey on October 11, 2016?
Turkey's Parliament Opened Today. October 1st. Here is what President Erdogan was quoted saying:
Turkey intends to restore relations with Russia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip
He made the remarks at the opening session of the Turkish Parliament after the summer holidays, TASS news agency reported Oct. 1.
“We plan to bring our relations with Russia to a former and an even higher level,” he said.
More on improving relations
Some interesting statements were made
Touching upon the planned visit, Mugisuddin said in turn that the situation in Syria will be high on the agenda.Of course a reference to the downing of the Russian jet! 'created artificially by certain external forces'
He recalled that during Putin's previous visits to Turkey, priority was given to bilateral trade and economic relations, while this time "the main topic of bilateral talks will be the situation in Syria and the future of this Arab country."
Also on the table will be restoring former cooperation in the trade, economic and energy sectors as well as the deteriorating situation in Europe, the shift of the center of gravity of world politics towards Eurasia and the upcoming elections in the United States, according to Mugisuddin.
Commenting on the ongoing full-fledged restoration of Russian-Turkish cooperation, he remained upbeat about further development in bilateral ties.
"First of all, I want to say that many in Turkey, including me, are very happy with this rapidly growing development of our relations, something that is a quite natural situation," according to him.
"In contrast, the period of the crisis in our relations should be considered an abnormal situation which was created artificially, by certain external forces. The fact that we are neighbors with deep historical ties implies the need to establish close contacts in all key areas. In Turkey we are very pleased that the artificially created crisis period is already behind us," Mugisuddin said.
Cooperation in Trade and Economy and the Shift towards Eurasia:
Gazprom Has Green Light Offshore Turkey
Russian Gazprom has received through diplomatic channels permission to conduct research on two branches of Turkish Stream in Turkey's territorial waters, the Russian company reported.
"It should be noted the constructive, efficient cooperation with Turkish partners of the project. The TurkStream project is progressing at commendable speed. An important new resolution for its implementation has been obtained," CEO Alexei Miller said September 30.
Russia's president Vladimir Putin is expected to visit to Turkey in October, both his spokesman Dmitri Peskov and the head of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Rifat Hisarciklioglu announced this week.
Peskov did not elaborate on Putin’s agenda, but Hisarciklioglu said that his visit would focus on a number of issues including Turkish Stream.
Gazprom and Turkish Botas in December 2014 signed a memorandum of understanding on building Turkish Stream. The pipeline will follow 660 km of the old South Stream corridor in the Black Sea and then strike out in a new direction for 250 km towards the European part of Turkey. South Stream was to have landed in Bulgaria. Up to 15.75bn m³/yr will go to Turkey in the first of possibly four strands.
Russia has said it hopes to sign an agreement with Turkey in October on the implementation of the Turkish Stream project which Gazprom operates.