Kremlin on Putin-Erdogan meeting in January

Kremlin on Putin-Erdogan meeting in January

Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey will meet in early January 2020 in order to participate in the launch ceremony of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, noting that the meeting "will provide them with an opportunity to discuss all pressing issues."

"No other contacts between the two presidents are expected so far, but they can quickly be added to the schedule," TASS cited him as saying.

According to media reports, Ankara plans to host a Turkey-Russia summit on Syria in February 2020.

Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy said that Erdogan and Putin would meet in Turkey on January 8 to launch Turkish Stream and discuss the situation in Syria and bilateral matters. The Russian presidential spokesman, in turn, did not rule out on December 2 that the meeting between the two countries’ leaders could take place in Istanbul.

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