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Putin to Visit Istanbul in Sign of Warming Ties, but Syria Tensions Grow

Diplomatic efforts between Ankara and Moscow are likely to get a boost Monday when President Vladimir Putin visits Turkey, where he is scheduled to meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Growing differences over Syria, however, as well as Turkey's moves to align itself closer to Saudi Arabia, threaten to overshadow Putin's visit. Putin's attendance at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul is the latest effort to repair relations after Turkish jets shot down a...

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