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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, speake before a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Putin visits Turkey on a one-day trip expected to focus on economic issues as well as differing views over how to resolve the Syrian conflict. Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz is at left.(AP Photo/Pool)