The war between Russia and Ukraine is going on for the last 16 months. Russian President Vladimir Putin has faced a lot of criticism from Western countries regarding the attack on Ukraine. However, he has been supported by his allies, including China and India, who have helped diplomatically. Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (July 8) that Russian President Vladimir Putin will make his first visit to Turkey next August, 500 days after the Kremlin launched its invasion of Ukraine.
Erdogan gave this information in joint media with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. He said that Putin will visit Turkey next month. Meanwhile, he will discuss the exchange of prisoners with the Russian President.
prisoner exchange priority
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that we will continue talks with both Russia and Ukraine on the exchange of prisoners. The issue of prisoner exchange is one of the priorities of the current agenda. The President of Turkey said that we will discuss this issue with Putin over the phone. I hope we will get the results soon.
At the same time, Turkey’s A-Haber television channel reported on Friday (July 7) that Erdogan may meet Putin after talks with Zelensky. Reports say the meeting will not necessarily take place in Turkey, but the leaders will meet in person
Phone conversation between the Presidents of Russia and Türkiye
The Presidents of Russia and Türkiye regularly talk on the phone. He last spoke on 24 June. Yuri Ushakov, a foreign policy aide to the Russian president, told reporters on 16 June that preparations for Putin’s visit to Turkey had not begun as no date had yet been set for the visit, but Ushakov said that Erdogan had invited Putin to Turkey. are invited to visit.
However, the President agreed that he would go to Istanbul or Ankara for their next meeting. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that President Putin could meet in the future but the date of the meeting has not yet been set.