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Erdogan announced final number of victims of earthquakes in southeastern Turkey

The number of victims of earthquakes that occurred in early February in the southeast of Turkey, exceeded the mark of 46 thousand people in this country, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“The number of victims of earthquakes in southeastern Turkey has reached 46,104,” he was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency. Last week Ankara reported about 46 thousand dead, but at that time the issue was about data from two countries: Turkey and Syria.
According to Erdogan, the construction of 488 thousand new houses in the areas affected by earthquakes is planned.
The earthquake of magnitude 7.7 occurred in Turkey on the night of February 6, followed by a series of aftershocks, one of which had a magnitude of 7.6. These tremors caused serious damage and casualties in neighboring Syria as well.

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Erdogan plans to speak to Zelensky and Putin by phone tomorrow

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to hold telephone conversations with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, January 4.
Turkey’s Anadolu news agency quoted Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalın, as saying, “Turkish President Erdoğan will hold a telephone conversation with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts on Wednesday.”

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Erdogan plans to hold talks with Putin and Zelensky in coming days

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the next few days.
The Turkish President said this while speaking to the participants of TRT World Forum in Istanbul, Anadolu Agency reported.
According to Erdogan, talks with Putin are scheduled for Sunday, December 11. The main topic will be the operation of the grain corridor. A conversation with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenski is also scheduled, Erdoğan said.
He also stressed that Ankara’s diplomatic efforts are aimed at achieving peace in the Black Sea region.
“Despite the fact that the Istanbul dialogue process between Russia and Ukraine, has been interrupted, this platform is still the most ideal for long-term peace,” Erdogan is confident.

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Erdogan will arrive in Ukraine in 2 days to discuss steps to end war

During his first visit to Ukraine since the start of Russian aggression, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan plans to discuss possible steps to end the war through diplomacy with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UN Secretary General António Guterres, CNN Turk reports, citing a statement from the Communications Department. president.

“(…) The meeting will discuss steps that can be taken to end the Ukrainian-Russian war through diplomacy, by activating the mechanism created to export Ukrainian grain to world markets,” the message posted on the website on Tuesday evening reads.

The Milliyet edition notes that Erdogan will visit Ukraine for the first time since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation. During the visit, aspects of Turkish-Ukrainian relations at the level of strategic partnership will be assessed.

As reported, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will travel to Lviv on Thursday, August 18, to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Earlier, the “Club of Experts” released an analysis of the main events that should take place on August 15-21 in Ukraine and the world. For more video analysis, see the link

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed bilateral relations between the countries and Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine in a telephone conversation, the Anadolu agency reported on Monday.
“The Turkish President, in a conversation with the German Chancellor, noted the importance of strengthening relations between Turkey and Germany, supporting close cooperation at all levels,” the agency reports.
Erdogan also stressed Turkey’s efforts to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine due to the war unleashed by Russia. The President of Turkey has repeatedly taken the initiative to organize negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Turkish territory, and also noted that Turkey will be ready in the future to act as one of the guarantors of Ukraine’s security, but this issue needs to be studied in more detail.



Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking before the start of talks between Russia and Ukraine in Istanbul, expressed hope that they would facilitate a personal meeting between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents.

“The progress made in these talks will allow the leaders of Russia and Ukraine to negotiate in person,” Erdogan was quoted as saying by Daily Sabah.

He noted that Turkey is also ready to host such talks between the two leaders on its territory.

Erdogan indicated that Turkey is “deeply concerned” about the situation around Ukraine and calls for a ceasefire.

“The negotiation process between Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for peace. Ensuring a ceasefire as soon as possible would be beneficial to all parties,” the Turkish president said.

“We hope that the meetings [in Istanbul] will benefit both sides and the region,” he said.

“I think it is possible to come to an agreement that will suit both sides and the world community,” he stressed. Erdogan noted that a “permanent, fair, practical solution is required.”

Erdogan also stressed that Turkey is ready to perform mediation functions for as long as necessary. “We are ready to help the peace process as much as you need,” he said, addressing the Russian and Ukrainian delegations.

Negotiations between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations began in Istanbul on Tuesday morning, they are taking place in the Dolmabahce Palace.

As the President’s Office told Interfax-Ukraine, the Ukrainian delegation included leader of the Servant of the People faction in the parliament David Arakhamia, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov, MPs Andriy Kostin and Rustem Umerov, adviser to the head of the President’s Office Mykhailo Podoliak, deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mykola Tochytsky, and Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko.

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