Erdoğan and Putin to meet in Sochi on Aug. 5

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Aug. 5, Turkish state-run TRT network reported on Tuesday.

The pair are expected to discuss regional problems, including the latest developments in the Russia-Ukraine war and the Black Sea grain corridor, as well as bilateral relations, TRT said.

Turkey has played a key role in the establishment of a food corridor in the Black Sea that will allow for Ukraine and Russia export grain and fertilizers to the world markets, a development that hailed for preventing a looming global food crisis. 

On July 22, a deal was signed between Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the U.N. in Istanbul. Turkey, which maintains good ties with both Moscow and Kyiv, has long been trying to mediate between the sides to end the armed conflict that began in February.

Last Tuesday, Putin and Erdoğan met in Iran, where the country’s President Ebrahim Raisi hosted his Russian and Turkish counterparts for talks on the Syrian war in a three-way summit. The gathering was overshadowed by fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, APF reported.

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