Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan will yet meet again for the second time in a space of a month in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan on Wednesday on the sidelines of a regional summit, a Turkish official said while discussing with AFP.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has also confirmed the report saying talks between Russia and the West might be discussed during the meeting.
Enmity between Russia and the West have increased following the former invasion of Ukraine in what they tagged as no room for NATO encroachment into the border of Russia.
Russia action in Ukraine further divide both the West and Russia, with sanctions placed on Russia by the West to weaken them, and the Russia’s government also retaliated by stopping energy supply to Europe being their biggest market for energy for past years.
Despite the war between Russia and Ukraine, Turkey has played their role as a mediator between the two warring parties, bringing both parties to the table and looking for a possible solution to instead of arms conflicts.
Turkey’s role in the ongoing conflicts has been pivotal, as, through Turkish interference, the Russians have been able to release grain shipments out of Ukraine to another part of the world.
Though a member of NATO, Turkey continued to play a bilateral role in the conflicts, supplying weapons to Ukraine but failing to sanction Russia as most NATO members did.
Turkey, following the massive attacks on Ukraine by Russia on Monday, called for an immediate ceasefire between both sides.
President Putin and Erdogan will be attending the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).