Erdogan phones Putin, Kremlin announces Russia-Turkey summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin and Erdogan discussed the Ukrainian crisis, TASS reports with reference to the administration of the Turkish President.

"During the talks, the presidents discussed the state of affairs in Syria was discussed, as well as the Ukrainian-Russian war and the creation of safe corridors for grain exports in the Black Sea,” the office of the Turkish president said.

Earlier, Erdogan said that Turkey intended to intensify contacts with representatives of Russia and Ukraine in order to be able to quickly resolve the problem of Ukrainian grain exports in 7-10 days.

"The corridor in the Black Sea is a very important issue, in which the approaches of [Presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir] Putin and [Volodymyr] Zelensky are very important,” he said.

The Kremlin announces Russia-Turkey summit

In the near future, Russia and Turkey will hold a summit meeting, the Kremlin said in a statement following the telephone conversation between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Before the meeting, the heads of state discussed "a set of issues of mutual interest." Erdogan and Putin discussed issues of economic cooperation, the growth of trade volumes and the use of national currencies in the calculations. The presidents also talked about the continuation of Russian energy supplies.

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Author`s name: Editorial Team, Editor: Dmitry Sudakov