Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan announced that he will meet with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on September 1, APA reports citing TASS.
"Today, I had negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, I thank my colleague for his hospitality. Tomorrow, I will meet with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu," he said during a press conference in Moscow.
The key topics of today’s discussions included the grain deal, the situation in Ukraine, bilateral relations, the situation in Syria and in South Caucasus.
The ministers noted that their meeting is a preparation for the meeting of the two presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which is expected to take place in Sochi shortly.
The Turkish FM noted that he also discussed the state of the Crimean Tatars during his meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.