Contents tagged with Erdoğan

  • Ukraine and Turkey agree to step up negotiations on a free trade zone

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, agreed to step up negotiations on a free trade area and discussed procedures for further negotiations at the highest level, during a recent telephone conversation, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian State.

    According to the report, Poroshenko informed the Turkish leader about an increase in the period for a visa-free stay from 60 to 90 days for Turkish citizens visiting Ukraine.

    The Turkish …

  • Russia and Turkey to pursue joint effort to drive al-Nusra Front from Aleppo

    Russia and Turkey have agreed to pursue joint actions to drive the al-Nusra Front, also known as al-Qaeda in Syria, from the Syrian city of Aleppo, as stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, RIA Novosti reported.

    “Yesterday, I spoke with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. We discussed Aleppo. He said that bombing has ceased there for 22 hours. He expressed the wish that ‘al-Nusra’ would be ejected from the city. We have given the necessary instructions to colleagues and started to …

  • Russia and Turkey sign agreement on Turkish Stream pipeline

    Two months after the restoration of relations between Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed an agreement on the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. The agreement was signed by the Energy Ministers of both countries in the presence of the two presidents in Istanbul on Monday, October 10, 2016.

    According to the head of the Russian Energy Company, Gazprom, Alexey Miller, the plan is to build two gas pipelines under the Black Sea. The completion of the …

  • Putin: We are striving to restore relations with Turkey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope for the development of relations with Ankara. According to TASS news agency, Putin expressed a need to make a sincere effort to restore relations with Turkey.

    “We are sincerely committed to restoring relations with Turkey, a country with whom we have unique relations, cooperation and interactions which have evolved and developed over the past years,” Putin continued.

    He added that the recent visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan …

  • Erdogan is looking forward to talks with his 'friend Vladimir' Putin

    The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hopes that negotiations with the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, in St. Petersburg will open a new page in the relationship between the two countries.

    "It will be a historic visit, a new beginning.  In talks with my friend Vladimir, I believe, it will be the opening of a new page our bilateral relations.  Our countries have much to do together," Erdogan said in an interview with TASS ahead of his visit to Russia.

    Russia's participation is very …

  • Putin and Erdogan to meet in early August

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet in the first week of August in Russia, according to Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reported.

    "Indeed, today, through diplomatic channels, a meeting between Putin and Erdoğan was prepared and worked out. We agreed that this meeting will take place in early August, will be in the Russian Federation, but the city and the date weren’t specified,” Peskov stated.

    Putin and Erdoğan held a …

  • Peskov confirmed the possibility of a meeting between Putin and Erdogan in August

    The Press Secretary of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, said that the Kremlin confirms the possibility of a meeting between the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in August, RIA Novosti reports.

    "A meeting was discussed and it may take place in August," Peskov said.

    It is noted that a source in the office of the Turkish President told television channel NTV that the meeting between Putin and Erdogan may occur at the beginning of …

  • Turkish MFA: Putin and Erdogan could meet before G-20 Summit in China

    The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, spoke about the possibility of a meeting that will soon take place between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to him the negotiations between the two Presidents could take place before the G20 Summit in China.

    Çavuşoğlu said in his interview with NTV Channel on July 3rd that such a meeting could take place in late July or in early August 2016. According to him, the Foreign Ministries …

  • Erdoğan calls on leaders of Islamic countries to show solidarity with Ukraine and the Crimean Tatars

    While speaking at the 13th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to show solidarity with Ukraine and the Crimean Tatar people.

    This was reported by the press service of the Presidential Commissioner for Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, on Facebook on Thursday, April 14.

    "The address by the President of Turkey, the country that chairs the summit, has ended. President …

  • Erdoğan: Russia is a party to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

    The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, believes that Russia is involved in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “Russia said that Turkey is a party to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Indeed, Russia is a party to the conflict,” Erdoğan stated. Reuters quotes Erdogan as saying that Russia was involved in the conflict in Georgia, in Ukraine and now the conflict in Syria as well.

    Earlier, the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, stated that Russia doesn’t find Turkey responsible for the …