Peskov: "We hope that Putin's visit to Turkey will happen as soon as possible"-UPDATED

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# 03 February 2022 15:05 (UTC +04:00)

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed various options for meeting dates, including late February, but there are no exact dates yet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"The two leaders really talked about possible options in late February, other dates. And indeed, both sides are interested in this to happen as soon as the epidemiological situation and the schedules of the presidents allow. There are no exact dates yet. We hope that this will happen as soon as possible," Peskov told reporters.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Turkey in the second half of February, APA reports citing Turkish media.

The date of the visit will be known after the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said last week that Putin's visit may take place after his trip to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that he would travel to Turkey as soon as epidemiological conditions permit.