Contents tagged with turkey

  • Putin cancels his visit to Turkey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin decided not to go to Turkey for the opening ceremony of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. According to the Kremlin news agency RIA Novosti, Putin will participate in the event via a video link.

    Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan announced at the end of March that Putin was going to visit Turkey and take part in this event. As part of this visit, Putin and Erdogan planned to visit the areas affected by the earthquake and discuss the Russian-Turkish partnership in …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Russia has attempted to purchase large shipment of body armor and winter uniforms through Turkey

    The Russian Federation tried to order through third countries 200 thousand sets of body armor and 500 thousand sets of winter uniforms, said the Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov at a press conference.

    "We have accurate information from our partners in Turkey that the Russians tried to order 200,000 sets of body armor and 500,000 sets of winter clothes through third countries. That means they are having trouble with it. By the way, the Turkish partners refused them," the Minister …

  • Ankara: Turkey will not recognize results of referendums in Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine

    Chief advisor to the Turkish President, Ibrahim Kalin, said on the air of the TV channel NTV that Turkey would not recognize the results of referendum held by Russia in occupied territories of Ukraine.

    "Similar to our position on Crimea, we do not recognize the outcome of the referendums that Russia wants to conduct. We recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Kalin said. The politician also said that Turkey from the very beginning supports Ukraine and is the only …

  • Erdogan: Russia must return all seized territories to Ukraine to end the war

    During the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a private conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "In Uzbekistan, I met with President Putin, and we had a fairly open conversation. And he actually made it clear to me that he was ready to end the conflict as soon as possible. That was my impression," Erdogan said in an interview for the American television channel PBS.

    The Turkish President said that he …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons Turkish ambassador over Russian ship transporting S-300 missile systems through Bosporus Strait

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed concern about the possible permit given by the Turkish side to the Russian vessel Sparta 2 to pass through the Bosporus Strait. The ship was allegedly transporting S-300 systems from Syria to Novorossiysk. Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Mykola Tochytskyi summoned Turkish Ambassador to Kyiv Yağmur Ahmet Güldere for a conversation on this topic.

    The Ukrainian official specified that in accordance with the provisions of the Montreux …

  • Putin and Erdogan meet in Sochi

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan are meeting in the southern Russian Black Sea resort town of Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. It is the second such face-to-face meeting in less than three weeks.

    Ankara has emerged as an important mediator between Kyiv and Moscow, proving instrumental in forging an agreement between Russia and Ukraine to restart Ukrainian grain shipments through the Black Sea.

    “Military-technical cooperation …

  • Ukraine orders dozens of Bayraktar drones from Turkey

    Almost all production capacity of the Turkish Baykar Makina plant, which produces Bayraktar drones, will be used to fulfill the orders for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

    According to him, dozens of Bayraktar drones, which have been used successfully in the war, will be produced for the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    Since February 24, the Defense Ministry has provided fifty Bayraktar drones for the Ukrainian military. Several more have already been …

  • Turkey refuses to take part in anti-Russian sanctions

    Turkey does not intend to take part in the sanctions that were imposed on Russia because of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, said Turkish presidential adviser Ibrahim Kalin on the air of the Haberturk TV channel.

    According to him, anti-Russian sanctions will cause more harm to the Turkish economy than to Russia.

    "We did not impose sanctions against Russia after the start of the war in Ukraine. Of course, we must protect the interests of our country. Our economic relations are of such a …

  • Turkey holds talks with Russia on unblocking Ukrainian seaports for grain exports

    Turkish and Russian representatives held talks in Ankara to discuss unblocking Ukrainian ports to allow grain export, reported the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    According to Anadolu, the meetings of military delegations led by Turkish and Russian generals, appointed as part of Moscow’s "red line diplomacy", "were held in a constructive and very positive atmosphere."

    After the talks, the first foreign vessel, the Turkish ship Azov Concord sailing under Maltese flag, left Mariupol through the so- …

  • Russian Foreign Minister to discuss export of Ukrainian grain during talks in Turkey

    The export of Ukrainian grain will be one of the main topics during the talks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Turkey next week, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov at a briefing.

    Journalists asked the Kremlin spokesman to comment on media reports that in the coming days Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, and the UN plan to hold a meeting in Istanbul to discuss a roadmap for allowing ships carrying grain from Ukrainian ports.

    "Next week, indeed, our foreign …