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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech at the ruling AK Party's headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would tell Vladimir Putin during a visit to Russia on Wednesday that he wanted Russian trade restrictions on Turkey lifted rapidly.

Speaking in Ankara before travelling to the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi to meet Putin, Erdogan told reporters that reaching a political solution to the conflict in Syria was a joint goal of Turkey and Russia.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler)

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