President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet with Russian President Putin in Sochi today, following the trilateral summit held in the Iranian capital Tehran on July 19. The meeting, where issues such as the possible operation in northern Syria, the grain corridor and the war in Ukraine will be discussed, was widely covered in the world press.
While the war between Russia and Ukraine, which started on February 24, continues, all eyes are on Sochi today… The countdown has started for the Erdogan and Putin meeting in Sochi, Russia. The world press gave the meeting wide coverage.
Emphasizing that the meeting will take place after the first solution to the grain crisis is found, Al Jazeera said in its news report;
‘The Turkish leader’s international reputation has been boosted by the deal that resumed exports of Ukrainian and Russian agricultural products.
NPR noted that the summit in Sochi will be the second meeting between the two leaders this month, which has raised concerns in the West.
TURKEY IS THE KEY TO PEACE
The same report emphasized Ankara’s importance in finding a diplomatic solution to the war, saying that “Turkey is a NATO member and could be the key to ending Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Voice of America also noted that the two leaders will meet immediately after the grain crisis is resolved. The report emphasized Turkey’s role in resolving the crisis.