Russian President Putin Meets with Turkish President Erdogan in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday (August 5) to discuss the construction of Russian nuclear power plants in Syria, Ukraine and southern Turkey. held talks that were likely to focus on

Sitting opposite Putin ahead of the meeting in the Black Sea city of Sochi, Erdogan said previous meetings between Turkish and Russian delegations on political, economic and trade issues had been fruitful.

Their meeting, less than three weeks after meeting in Tehran, saw Turkey broker a deal to resume Ukrainian Black Sea grain exports that were blocked after Russia sent troops to Ukraine on February 24. was carried out after the assistance of

Turkey is backing Syrian fighters who fought President Bashar al-Assad, who is backed by Russia.

Ankara’s operations in northern Syria primarily target Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers a terrorist group.

Russian natural gas accounted for 45% of Turkey’s import-dependent gas purchases last year, reaching record levels as a result of the drought and the associated increase in electricity production from gas.

Russian nuclear conglomerate Rosatom is also building a nuclear power plant in southern Turkey’s Akyu, which Putin has said will be operational next year.

(Reuters) Russian President Putin Meets with Turkish President Erdogan in Sochi

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