MADRID, Sep. 12 (.) –
The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is scheduled to meet this week with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, to be held in Uzbekistan, to address the latest developments in the framework of the invasion of Ukraine.
Sources close to the matter have indicated this Monday in statements to the CNN Turk network that Erdogan will once again offer Ankara’s support to end the war and reach a ceasefire within the framework of existing mediation initiatives.
Thus, he will insist on the idea that Turkey organize a meeting between Putin and the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, in Turkish territory. On the other hand, both leaders will in turn hold talks on open corridors for the export of grain from Ukrainian territory.
The meeting will take place after Putin lamented that the export of grain favors rich countries, an issue in which Erdogan has stressed the importance of Russian products being exported through the authorized corridor.
The summit will take place on September 15 and 16 in the Uzbek city of Samarkand and will be attended by more than a dozen heads of state.