Last minute! The summit between President Erdogan and Russian leader Putin has come to an end
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues his bilateral meetings with the heads of state after the 6th Summit of the Conference on Cooperation and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. In this context, President Erdoğan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting of the leaders, who gave important messages before the summit, lasted about 1.5 hours.
Speaking before the meeting, President Erdoğan said: “The opening of Akkuyu’s first turbine in the first half of next year will make a different sound in the world. Of course, he also talked to you about Sinop. If a step can be taken regarding Sinop, this will have a different multiplier effect. And if there is a need for cooperation between Turkey and Russia in these matters, of course, this would mean that when Akkuyu meets our 10 percent energy needs, while the second Sinop meets our 10 percent energy needs, such as 20 percent, the sound these two energies will make in the world will be very different,” he said.
“WE ARE COMMITTED TO TRANSPORT TO LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES”
Regarding the grain corridor, Erdogan said: “On the one hand, we are determined to strengthen and continue the Istanbul agreement in grain transportation, and to transport Russian grain and fertilizer to underdeveloped countries, as you said, through Turkey. “We do this shipping to countries through us. It may even be in a joint effort to determine the names of these countries.”
PUTIN: COUNTRIES THAT BUY UKRAINE GRAIN SHOULD BE GRATEFUL TO ERDOĞAN
Putin said, “Nuclear power plant work is going as planned. Turkey has become the safest route for gas supply at the moment. It has become a much safer route than Europe. Turkey has proven that it can be the most reliable way to supply gas to the European Union. Yesterday, Russia Energy Week We negotiated with your energy minister and BOTAŞ in Turkey. We have an intention to build another gas pipeline. We have determined our intention to make Turkey the largest gas center in the world. Thanks to the work of this center, it will be a good platform for both supply and price determination. Russia Supply of hydrocarbons from Turkey to Turkey continues in full flow. Natural gas prices are currently at their peak. Gas prices in a center proposal in Turkey could be set without political overtones. They were going to sabotage TurkStream as well, but we prevented it. Still a small portion of the grain goes to the poorest countries Countries that buy Ukrainian grain under the Istanbul agreement should be grateful to Erdogan,” he said.