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  • Turkey to propose peace talks with Ukraine during Putin's anticipated visit

    During an upcoming visit to Turkey of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ankara plans to propose to him to begin peace talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, reports the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, citing a Turkish diplomatic source.

    "As you know, our President (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) advocates the position that there will be no losers in a peace process. During the visit, Ankara will express its readiness to arrange a meeting of the leaders to ensure a ceasefire and to prevent …

  • Putin to discuss Ukraine in upcoming Turkey visit

    Preparations are underway for Vladimir Putin’s to visit to Turkey in February, said Yuri Ushakov, the president's aide on international issues. As reported by the Russian news agency Interfax, when asked about the possibility of resuming peace negotiations on Ukraine within the Istanbul format, Ushakov indicated that this issue would be a key subject during the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "I can say that the Ukrainian theme will be, perhaps, one of the main subjects …

  • Turkish banks suspend transactions with Russian counterparts amid US sanctions threats

    Turkish banks are universally halting operations with Russian counterparts, reported the newspaper Kommersant, citing financial market sources and foreign trade participants.

    According to the newspaper, Turkish banks have severed correspondent relationships with nearly all Russian financial institutions as well as suspended payment processing without formally terminating the contracts. The only exception has been made for the subsidiaries of foreign banks in Russia.

    Kommersant sources say the …

  • Turkey refuses to allow mine-sweeping vessels gifted to Ukraine by UK to enter the Black Sea

    Turkey will not allow the mine-sweeping vessels, which the UK has handed over to Ukraine, to pass through its straits, reported the Turkish Center for Combatting Disinformation.

    "The claims by some media outlets that the mine-sweeping vessels, gifted to Ukraine by the UK, were permitted to pass through the Turkish straits into the Black Sea do not correspond to reality," the statement reads.

    It is noted that Turkey immediately classified Russia's "special military operation" against Ukraine …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Russia has attempted to purchase large shipment of body armor and winter uniforms through Turkey

    The Russian Federation tried to order through third countries 200 thousand sets of body armor and 500 thousand sets of winter uniforms, said the Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov at a press conference.

    "We have accurate information from our partners in Turkey that the Russians tried to order 200,000 sets of body armor and 500,000 sets of winter clothes through third countries. That means they are having trouble with it. By the way, the Turkish partners refused them," the Minister …

  • Ankara: Turkey will not recognize results of referendums in Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine

    Chief advisor to the Turkish President, Ibrahim Kalin, said on the air of the TV channel NTV that Turkey would not recognize the results of referendum held by Russia in occupied territories of Ukraine.

    "Similar to our position on Crimea, we do not recognize the outcome of the referendums that Russia wants to conduct. We recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Kalin said. The politician also said that Turkey from the very beginning supports Ukraine and is the only …

  • Erdogan: Russia must return all seized territories to Ukraine to end the war

    During the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a private conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "In Uzbekistan, I met with President Putin, and we had a fairly open conversation. And he actually made it clear to me that he was ready to end the conflict as soon as possible. That was my impression," Erdogan said in an interview for the American television channel PBS.

    The Turkish President said that he …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons Turkish ambassador over Russian ship transporting S-300 missile systems through Bosporus Strait

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed concern about the possible permit given by the Turkish side to the Russian vessel Sparta 2 to pass through the Bosporus Strait. The ship was allegedly transporting S-300 systems from Syria to Novorossiysk. Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Mykola Tochytskyi summoned Turkish Ambassador to Kyiv Yağmur Ahmet Güldere for a conversation on this topic.

    The Ukrainian official specified that in accordance with the provisions of the Montreux …