Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following talks in Sochi with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said that there is serious progress in the use of Russian MIR cards in Turkey.
“Of course, there was one good thing about this visit to Sochi: we agreed on the ruble with Mr. Putin. Since we will be doing these exchanges in rubles, this will of course bring money to Russia and Turkey as a separate source between Turkey and Russia at the financial point. There is also a MIR card. Our five banks are currently working on this. Here, too, there are serious advances, ”he quotes him. RIA News.
Erdogan noted that the introduction of MIR cards in Turkey will allow tourists to make purchases and pay for hotel accommodation.
Earlier it became known that Putin and Erdogan reached agreements in the banking sector as part of the negotiations.
During the negotiations, the parties also agreed to start partial payment for Russian gas supplies in rubles.
According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, we are talking about a gradual transition to national currencies.
Putin and Erdogan also agreed to increase trade between the two countries and meet the expectations of both sides in the field of economy and energy.
Senior researcher at the Center for European Studies at IMEMO RAS Vladimir Olenchenko commented in an interview with RT on the results of the talks between Putin and Erdogan in Sochi.