Ankara is preparing to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin in August of this year. This was announced on Friday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul.
“Ankara and Moscow are of a single opinion on the extension of the” grain transaction, “said the president.
Commenting on the meeting with Greece Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsikasis, the head of the Turkish state said that he proposed to overcome issues related to the Western Trakiya and local mufti as the main topics.
Ankara and Athens want to move in a positive direction in their relationships, the president emphasized.
In addition, the Turkish leader commented on his contacts on the fields of the NATO summit in Vilnius, in particular, regarding Turkey membership in the EU.
“We discussed in detail with the leaders of the EU countries and demanded that they take positive steps in relation to Turkey, which has been waiting for the EU threshold for 52 years,” Erdogan said.