On Thursday, in a statement Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said, Ankara is considering stepping up joint defence industry collaborations with Russia in areas including engines for fighter jets and submarines.
The development comes in the wake of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Erdogan also mentioned that in the meeting with Putin he proposed a joing collaboration on the construction of two nuclear power plants.
Erdogan met Putin on Wednesday in Sochi.
During the meeting, Russia has reportedly suggested a collaboration on the development of platforms for launching space rocket.
Erdogan is set to meet and hold talks with U.S. President Joe Biden in Rome in October wherein he is expected to discuss political, economic and military issues.
“That means, some steps are being taken which bode well,” said Erdogan on the U.S. ties.