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Telephone conversation with President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan

March 25, 2023

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The officials discussed topics concerning Russian-Turkish partnership in various fields. Both sides expressed satisfaction with the positive dynamic of trade and economic relations, the successful implementation of joint strategic power engineering projects, including gas supplies, and the construction of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in Türkiye.

The President of Türkiye once again expressed his gratitude for the help that Russia rendered in overcoming the aftermath of earthquakes in his country and for the recent deployment of a Russian field hospital in Hatay Province. The presidents agreed to continue working on the potential delivery of construction materials from Russia to restore destroyed infrastructure and residential buildings.

The Turkish leader positively assessed Russia’s consent to extend the Istanbul Agreements, which deal with the export of Ukrainian grain from Black Sea ports and the unblocking of exports of Russian food and fertilizers for 60 days. At the same time, he acknowledged Russia’s principled position to fulfil the second part of the aforementioned package of agreements, which are aimed at eliminating barriers in place for agricultural products from Russia.

In addition, the Syrian issue was touched upon, and the importance of continuing the normalization of Turkish-Syrian relations was underlined. In this regard the President of Türkiye highlighted the constructive mediatory role Russia has played in this process.

Vladimir Putin used the occasion to congratulate Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish people on the holy month of Ramadan.

March 25, 2023