Turkey’s Erdogan to visit Russia on Aug. 27: Turkish presidency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R). (File photo: AP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make a one-day official visit to Russia on August 27, the Turkish presidency said on Friday, hours after he held a phone call with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to discuss developments in northwestern Syria.
In the phone call, Erdogan told Putin that an offensive by forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Moscow, was causing a humanitarian crisis and posed a threat to Turkey’s national security.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00