Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had a telephone conversation. The leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, the grain deal and the Syrian problem.
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with the head of the Republic of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Kremlin press service reports.
During the telephone conversation, the Russian leader congratulated his colleague and the Turkish people on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
The heads of the two states discussed bilateral partnership. According to the Kremlin, the parties positively assessed trade and economic cooperation, as well as the implementation of joint projects, including the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant and the creation of a gas hub.
Erdoğan expressed his gratitude to Putin for the assistance provided by Russia during the elimination of the consequences of powerful earthquakes that took place in February this year in the southeast of the republic. He highly appreciated the activities of the Russian field hospital in Hatay.
The Turkish and Russian leaders also agreed on the supply of building materials from Russia to restore infrastructure in disaster-hit areas.
The heads of the two countries commented on the extension of the grain deal for 60 days. The presidents expressed their desire for its full implementation, namely the elimination of restrictions on Russian agricultural products.
In addition, Putin and Erdoğan discussed the situation in Syria. The parties noted the importance of relationship normalization progress. The Turkish leader praised Moscow’s mediating efforts.