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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan walks past an honour guard during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey expects Russia to lift completely economic restrictions it has imposed on Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan said at a news conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday.

Moscow imposed economic sanctions on Ankara as relations soured after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane over Syria in November 2015. Ties were formally restored in August last year.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Ralph Boulton)