Erdoğan expects Putin to visit him in August

Türkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Russian President Vladimir Putin would visit Turkey in August for talks on, among other things, a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

Source: Turkish Anadolu News Agency quoting Erdoğan during a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Istanbul on July 7, as reported by European Pravda

Details: President of Türkiye spoke about his talks with Zelenskyy, including the exchange of prisoners of war between Ukraine and Russia.

“I discussed this issue with Putin, and Putin will also visit Turkey next month. We will have the opportunity to discuss this issue face-to-face again,” Erdoğan said, expressing hope that specific outcomes will be agreed shortly.

Later, the Turkish president again confirmed that he looked forward to talks with Putin on the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which he wants to extend for at least another two years.

“I hope this is one of the most important issues on our agenda, both in telephone diplomacy and in a face-to-face meeting that will take place next month,” he said. -he declares.

Earlier, media reported that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin after meeting his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Istanbul.

Zelenskyy arrived in Turkey on the evening of July 7, where he held talks on the “peace formula”, the NATO summit, security guarantees and the Black Sea Grain Initiative, as well as the Ukraine takeover and defense contracts between Ukrainian and Turkish companies.

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