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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a signing of a bilateral agreement on construction of the TurkStream undersea gas pipeline in Istanbul, Turkey, October 10, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin via REUTERS

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will discuss the TurkStream gas pipeline and the Akkuyu nuclear plant when they meet in Moscow on Friday, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

The Akkuyu nuclear power plant is being built in collaboration with Russia in southern Turkey. The deal on the TurkStream undersea gas pipeline, which will allow Moscow to strengthen its position in the European gas market and cut energy supplies via Ukraine, was signed last year.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, writing by Dasha Afanasieva)

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