Ukraine activates relations with Turkey

Ukraineand Turkey will establish an intergovernmental bilateral
strategic council, Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich said
regarding the results of his meeting with Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip
Erdogan in Istanbul, RIA Novosti reports.

Yanukovich noted that the council will be headed by the Turkish
premier and the Ukrainian president.

He said that the two countries already have a set of issues requiring
the countries to activate their ties, in particular visits by
businessmen from both countries in order to increase trade turnover.
The sides also discussed cooperation on the Black Sea in oil and gas extraction.