Kremlin confirmed that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia in the near future.
“Preparations are underway for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Russia, which is expected to take place in the near future, but no dates have been set yet, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, Russian News Agency TASS reported.
“We are making preparations for such a visit that will take place in the near future, if not very soon. However, no dates have been set yet,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told on a Live meeting with Anadolu News Agency’s reporters in Ankara that Mr Erdoğan plans a visit to Russia in January.
“We put efforts to overcome Kerch Strait crisis(Ukraine-Russia). Mr President will visit Russia in upcoming days. Arrangements for the summit are ongoing,” said Çavuşoğlu.
The Turkish and Russian leaders are also expected to discuss a wide range of issues, including the situation in Syria and the contract for the supply of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey.
The announcement of Erdoğan’s visit to Russia came a day after top US officials held a meeting with Turkish counterparts in Ankara to discuss conditions of US forces withdrawal from Syria.
Trump administration requires Turkey not to attack Kurds after US troops removal from the region. However, Turkey drifts apart Washington’s approach and refuses to consider Kurdish fighters as ordinary Kurdish civilians. Thus, Donald Trump’s top security adviser John Bolton was snubbed by Erdogan yesterday as he refused to meet Trump’s aide.