Russian President Vladimir Putin will host a summit with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russia, on Monday, the Kremlin has announced.
“The talks will take place on Monday and will be held in Sochi,” Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said today.
This is a rare visit to Russia by a leader of a NATO member country since the start of Moscow’s all-out war in Ukraine. Ankara has not yet confirmed the date of the summit.
Turkey is expected to push for the reinstatement of the UN-backed Black Sea grain deal, from which Moscow unilaterally withdrew in July, as well as for access to cheap supplies of natural gas.