Today in St. Petersburg will host a meeting of the Presidents of Russia and Turkey. It will be the first meeting between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the complication of relations between the two countries, which took place after the Turkish Air Force was shot down in the skies over Syria, the Russian Su-24 bomber in November last year. Probably, after this meeting, you can count on the full restoration of economic cooperation between the two countries. For Russia is crucial pipeline "Turkish Stream", which is an alternative to the Ukrainian gas transit.
There is also a geopolitical moment: Turkey to a lesser extent the United States is in orbit and the EU and Turkey would be good for the Russian part in various projects of the BRICS countries. Do not forget that Turkey is part of the Turkic world and the Turkic world's 160-165 million. The Turkic peoples living in different countries, including in Russia. This is an important sales market, serious human capital. It is no accident that in Russia and Turkey reconciliation of the important role played by Baku and Astana.
Perhaps Putin and Erdogan will meet also raised the issue of cooperation in the banking sector, including the development of Islamic finance in the Russian sector.