Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his Venezuelan counterpart in Caracas on Monday.
The two leaders signed agreements strengthening political and economic co-operation between both countries. This year Turkey became the largest importer of non-monetary gold from Venezuela, de-spite US sanctions targeting shipments of the metal.
Erdogan also received a replica of Liberator Simon... Еще Bolivar's sword as a token of goodwill.
After the ceremony, the presidents attended a press conference, where Maduro vowed to end «the time of empires» and return power to «the people.»