Contents tagged with Erdogan

  • Erdogan and Putin meet in Sochi, discuss energy cooperation, monetary policy and bilateral trade

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, where they discussed various aspects of their bilateral relationship. Putin emphasized the importance of maintaining the positive momentum achieved in the relationship and highlighted potential areas of cooperation in the energy sector. He specifically mentioned the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, which is being constructed by the Russian nuclear agency Rosatom, and stated that its first unit …

  • Turkish President Erdogan wants to meet with Putin in September to discuss the grain deal

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who had hoped for a visit from Russian president Vladimir Putin in Ankara in August, is now planning a personal meeting with him in September on the sidelines of the G20 summit. "In September, there will be a G20 meeting in India. A meeting of the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled in the US. We will discuss the 'grain deal' with Mr. Putin if there is an opportunity due to our tight schedule," Erdogan said on August 21, answering questions …

  • Zelensky and Putin to visit Turkey separately after Erdogan's inauguration

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, will visit the recently re-elected Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his inauguration, reported the newspaper Hürriyet, citing its sources.

    According to the newspaper, there will be a large number of foreign leaders at Erdogan's inauguration, but Putin will make a "separate private visit", and Zelensky will visit Turkey shortly after.

    "During these visits, which Putin and Zelensky will hold one after another, …

  • Putin cancels his visit to Turkey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin decided not to go to Turkey for the opening ceremony of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. According to the Kremlin news agency RIA Novosti, Putin will participate in the event via a video link.

    Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan announced at the end of March that Putin was going to visit Turkey and take part in this event. As part of this visit, Putin and Erdogan planned to visit the areas affected by the earthquake and discuss the Russian-Turkish partnership in …

  • Erdogan calls on Putin to unilaterally stop hostilities in Ukraine

    Today, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    Touching upon the topic of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Turkish leader proposed to Putin to unilaterally stop hostilities.

    "Calls for peace and dialogue should be supported by a unilateral cessation of hostilities and a fair settlement of differences," Erdogan said, recalling the positive results of initiatives to promote dialogue, …

  • Erdogan intends to call Zelensky and Putin to discuss possibility of negotiations

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will call Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the coming days to discuss possible talks with Russia, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    Erdogan told reporters that Turkey is seeking to find ways of dialogue for further peace. He believes that hearing the position of Russian President Vladimir Putin is not enough, so he wants to hear the position of Ukraine on negotiations with Russia with the mediation of Turkey.

    In addition, Erdogan plans to …

  • Putin assures Erdogan that he does not plan a nuclear strike on Ukraine

    Russian president Vladimir Putin assured Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a telephone conversation that he did not intend to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, said the Chief Adviser to the Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin.

    According to him, Erdogan  has been holding regular talks with Putin since last year in an attempt to stop the war. The Turkish official said that at present there was no success at this front. Kalin also added that "neither side looks like a winner in this war." …

  • Erdogan says he wants to arrange a meeting between Zelensky and Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to arrange a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite Ukraine’s reluctance to resume negotiations with Russia before Russian troops withdraw from all occupied territories, reports CNN Turk, citing Erdogan's address to the nation.

    The Turkish President noted that "everyone is witnessing" how Turkey is making efforts to reduce the negative consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine and …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minster: Erdogan and Guterres did not push Zelensky to make concessions to Putin

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that during the meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Lviv, the President of Turkey and the UN Secretary General did not push Ukraine to make concessions to Russia.

    Kuleba noted that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sincerely empathize and really want to help Ukraine find a solution.

    "No one persuaded us to make concessions in Russia’s favor. If some conspiracy spread again in social …

  • Putin and Erdogan meet in Sochi

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan are meeting in the southern Russian Black Sea resort town of Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. It is the second such face-to-face meeting in less than three weeks.

    Ankara has emerged as an important mediator between Kyiv and Moscow, proving instrumental in forging an agreement between Russia and Ukraine to restart Ukrainian grain shipments through the Black Sea.

    “Military-technical cooperation …