Contents tagged with Erdogan

  • Kremlin calls Trump's letter to Erdogan 'unusual'

    On Thursday, the Kremlin commented on US President Donald Trump's letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling its tone highly unusual for correspondence between Presidents. The American President asked his Turkish counterpart not to be a "tough guy" and "a fool."

    On Wednesday, the White House published Trump's letter to Turkish President, which was sent on October 9. The American President urged his Turkish counterpart to stop the offensive in Northeastern Syria and recommended …

  • Kremlin confident that Turkey will conclude Syria operation soon

    The Russian government predicts that Turkey will soon start wrapping up its military operation in north-eastern Syria, since the Syrian Kurds have agreed to postpone their self-governance plans, and Kurdish fighters will now be patrolling the border alongside Syrian government troops.

    Last week it seemed like Russian President Vladimir Putin actually condoned the Turkish operation in north-eastern Syria, but insisted on his own red lines. According to analysts and Russian officials, one of his …

  • Erdogan: we are in constant contact with Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey has no problems with Russia in connection with the operation launched by Ankara in Syria, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    "We have no problems with Russia, and we are in touch with Russian President Vladimir Putin," said Erdoğan at a meeting with Turkish media editors-in-chief in Istanbul on Sunday.

    Erdoğan said that if there is any problem, he and Vladimir Putin have a phone conversation within 24 hours and then take the necessary …

  • Putin: Russia understands Turkey’s concern regarding Syria

    At the end of a visit by the Turkish president to Russia on Tuesday August 27, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a joint press conference. The leaders drew special attention to one of the key topics discussed in Zhukovsky.

    “We believe that at this stage we need to focus on stabilizing the situation in Syria ‘on the ground’ and advance the political resolution process in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2254,” Putin told the press.

    The Russian head of state said that …

  • Erdogan arrives in Moscow for talks with Putin on Syria

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Moscow in an attempt to overcome growing differences between the two countries over Syria.

    Turkey wants Russia o end support for Assad's forces in Idlib province.

    Last week, Erdogan warned that Syrian government offensives in Idlib on armed groups of Assad's opponents posed a threat to Turkey's national security.

    Last September, an agreement was signed in Sochi between Moscow and Ankara, which prevented the Assad regime's offensive in …

  • Erdogan complains to Putin about Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the fighting in Idlib threatens Turkey's national security, reports Anadolu News Agency.

    The Turkish president noted that the escalation of the conflict in Idlib also undermines the possibility of a peaceful settlement. In his opinion, the actions of Assad’s army lead to a humanitarian disaster. Erdogan and Putin also discussed the Russian-Turkish relations and the situation in Libya.

    Earlier, it became known …

  • Turkey refuses to recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia

    During a meeting with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan said that Turkey has no plans to recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    Erdoğan assured that Ankara will always support the independence of Ukraine and "will never recognize the annexation of Crimea." Also, the Turkish President promised to protect the rights of the Crimean Tatars.

    Earlier, the representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky to meet with Erdogan and Patriarch Bartholomew in Turkey

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Turkey on August 7-8, reports the website of the Ukrainian President.

    During the visit, Zelensky will meet with Turkish President Recep Erdoğan in Ankara, as well as representatives of the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities.

    Zelensky will also meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Istanbul.

    In April, the Ukrainian President and his family said that they spent in Turkey "their first weekend in the last four months."

  • US makes Turkey an offer for Patriot air-defense systems

    The US has offered to sell Patriot anti-air and anti-missile defense systems to Turkey. An American delegation that arrived earlier in Ankara is still meeting with Turkey’s Defense Ministry, Interior Ministry and Defense Industry Ministry to discuss the deal, Anadolu reported on Thursday.

    On December 19, the US State Department approved the decision to sell Turkey the Patriot systems for $3.5 billion. “The State Department has approved the decision to supply Turkey with 80 MIM-104E interceptor …

  • Erdogan speaks with Putin after the conversation with Ukrainian President Poroshenko

    President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin during which the parties discussed the situation in the Black Sea region, stated the Kremlin’s website. Turkey initiated the talks.

    The Kremlin stated that Erdogan and Putin exchanged their views regarding the incident in the Kerch Strait where Russia captured three Ukrainian ships and twenty-four sailors. "In the context of the dangerous incident in the region of the Kerch Strait …