At a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he expects to meet with United States President Donald Trump and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin in Paris where the centenary celebration of the end of World War I will be held on November 10 to 11.
During the meeting in Istanbul, Poroshenko addressed Erdogan with a proposal to include the Turkish military in the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas. They both agreed to coordinate actions to free political prisoners in Russia. Erdogan said that Turkey does not intend to recognize the Russian annexation of the Crimea.
Putin offered to hold a meeting with Trump in Paris during negotiations with US National Security Advisor John Bolton. After that, the American president announced that he would most likely meet with Putin in the French capital. According to the press secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s main task at the negotiations with Trump will be an exchange of views. Trump’s advisor said that the meeting is likely to be short.