At least five Turkish banks are working on adapting to the Russian payment system Mir, which will mean the possibility for Russians to make payments with Russian bank cards in Turkey.

This was announced on Saturday by Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan following talks with Putin in Sochi, Ukrinform reports with reference to Anadolu Agency.

“There is also the Russian payment system Mir. Now our five banks continue to work on this. There are also serious changes here. This, of course, will be a very comfortable process for tourists coming from Russia, they will be able to make purchases and pay for hotels,” he quotes Erdogan’s word agency.

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He also said that he signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kremlin leader in Sochi on Turkish-Russian economic and trade relations, adding: “We have agreed with Putin on the ruble.”

As reported, at the talks in Sochi, the presidents of Russia and Turkey also agreed to switch to a partial payment for Russian gas in rubles.