Putin says Russia agrees gas price discount for Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin talks during a joint news conference with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan (not pictured) following their meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Moscow had agreed a gas price discount mechanism for Turkey as part of a broader deal to construct the TurkStream gas pipeline.

After meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, Putin also told a briefing Moscow had decided to lift a ban on some food products from Turkey and both had agreed to work toward full-scale normalization of bilateral ties.

Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by David Evans