The Russian side continues preparations for the visit of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Sochi for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was announced on September 27 by the Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov at a briefing.
A spokesman for Putin noted that the leaders of the two countries always have something to discuss in the framework of bilateral relations.
“I think, first of all, Syria will be on the agenda, of course, Afghanistan, the traditional exchange of views on Libya and other international issues,” Peskov said.
When asked by journalists, the Kremlin representative replied that the next meeting between Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko is not planned yet, as well as negotiations between the Russian leader and Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi.
On September 26, Peskov said that Erdogan’s words about the non-recognition of Crimea by Russia leave an unpleasant mark, but will not affect the prospects for a successful trip of the Turkish leader to Russia. As noted in the Kremlin, Erdogan never concealed his position on this issue.
The Turkish president said on September 23 that he was counting on “important decisions” during his talks with his Russian counterpart in Sochi. According to Erdogan, the parties will make important decisions regarding bilateral relations.