Turkish President Erdogan heads to Lviv to meet with Zelenskyy and Guterres

18 August, 04:52 PM
On August 18, Erdogan is to hold a meeting there with the President of Ukraine (Photo:Umit Bektas/Reuters)

On August 18, Erdogan is to hold a meeting there with the President of Ukraine (Photo:Umit Bektas/Reuters)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan flew from Turkey on a private jet along with a Turkish delegation to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and UN Secretary General António Guterres in Lviv, reported Turkish state-owned Anadolu news agency on Aug. 18.

He is accompanied to Ukraine by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Energyand Natural Resources Fatih Denmez, Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Vahit Kirishci, Minister of Trade Mehmet Mus, head of the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) of Turkey Hakan Fidan and other Turkish officials from the presidential administration.

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According to CNN Turk, in a few hours Erdogan’s plane will land at the airport in Poland, then he will go to Lviv by ground transport.

This is the first time the Turkish president has visited Ukraine since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion.

The Turkish side reported that one of the topics of their talks would be the prospects for a diplomatic settlement of the Russian war against Ukraine.

Erdogan and Zelenskyy will hold a bilateral meeting, during which they will "discuss all aspects of relations" between Ukraine and Turkey. After that, an expanded summit will be held with the participation of UN Secretary General António Guterres.

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