Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, re-elected for a third term, may take place in the near future. This was announced on Monday, May 29, by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
“Not in the schedule yet. But telephone conversations with the President of Turkey are coordinated as quickly as possible. And, of course, we can say with a great deal of confidence that such a conversation will take place in the near future, ”he said.
The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation also does not rule out the possibility of a personal meeting between the two leaders, but it is also not included in the schedule at present.
In addition, journalists asked Peskov whether Putin’s presence at the inauguration is planned. He stated that Moscow does not know if there is such a practice in Turkey.
Peskov also expressed his hope that Russia and Turkey will continue the high dynamics of the gas hub project. According to him, “the tasks are very ambitious.” Election day: Erdogan retains third term as Turkey’s president How victory in the second round of elections will change the political course of the incumbent leader
Erdogan and Putin held telephone conversations earlier on 27 April. Following the talks, the Russian leader said that the Russian Federation and Turkey agreed to develop bilateral relations, the main and fundamentally important of which is the deepening of cooperation in the economy and trade.
On May 28, the head of the Supreme Electoral Council (CEC) of Turkey, Ahmet Ener, announced that Erdogan won in the second round of the presidential elections. After processing 100% of the ballots from the polling stations, Erdogan received 52.16% of the vote, the opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu – 47.84%.
Later, on May 29, during a speech after winning the elections, Erdogan confirmed his intention to create a gas hub in the country.
On the same day, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko, following the results of the presidential elections in Turkey, announced that Moscow would continue cooperation with Ankara and aimed to implement all economic projects with Turkey.Share: