Erdoğan Discussed Ukraine with Putin, Did Not Rule Out "New Initiatives"

Thursday, 27 April 2023

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke over the phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, discussing Ukraine, Syria, and the Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

According to Daily Sabah, the conversation with Putin took place ahead of the duo's scheduled video link participation in an event in Türkiye for the opening of the first nuclear power plant "Akkuyu" in Türkiye.

Erdoğan thanked Putin for Russia's contribution to the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in Türkiye's Mersin.


The Presidency shared a photo of Erdoğan during the phone call, the first since the president scrapped his daily schedule amid a minor health issue on Tuesday evening.

In the statement of the Turkish President's Office of Communications, it is said that Turkish-Russian relations and regional issues were discussed during the telephone conversation.

"During the call, the Russia-Ukraine war and the grain agreement were also addressed. President Erdoğan stated that new initiatives can be implemented through the proposed working group. President Putin conveyed his get-well-soon wishes to President Erdoğan during the course of the call, during which developments in Syria were discussed as well," the message says.

On Thursday, citizens of Türkiye abroad began voting (Ukr) in the national elections that will determine the fate of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's power after two decades of his stay as the head of the country.

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