Bilateral Relations

Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers held a bilateral meeting to discuss Middle East issues

by Daily Sabah

Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for talks ahead of the United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Tuesday to discuss Middle East issues, diplomatic sources said.

The top diplomats held closed-door discussions, about which no further information was shared by Turkish sources. But the Russian Foreign Ministry said on the Telegram messaging app on Tuesday that the meeting focused on the Gaza Strip, Syria and “the tense situation” in the Red Sea.

Fidan and Lavrov also discussed energy issues as well as “upcoming bilateral contacts.”

In December, the Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Türkiye in early 2024.

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