Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russia's Vladimir Putin may visit Turkey after the inauguration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a report in the Turkish publication Hürriyet on Tuesday, May 30.
"Putin will make a separate special visit to Turkey. After Putin, President Zelensky will come to Turkey," noted Hande Firat, the publication’s correspondent, referring to unnamed sources.
During these visits, Firat speculates, they are expected to discuss the matter of Russia's war and the grain agreement.
Since the beginning of the conflict, Turkey has been actively offering to act as a mediator for a ceasefire in Ukraine. In particular, Ankara's involvement has facilitated the resumption of Ukrainian food exports, which had been initially blocked by Russia.
Additionally, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly offered Zelensky and Putin a platform to meet and negotiate within neutral Turkish territory.
Zelensky has repeatedly stated that he will be ready to meet with the Russian president only after the Russian troops have withdrawn from Ukraine.
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