The Kremlin has confirmed the meeting of Presidents of the Russian Federation and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan on January 8, and according to preliminary information, the meeting will take place in Istanbul. This is what Spokesperson of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov told journalists, reports RIA Novosti.
Prior to this, Erdogan had said the launch of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline would be marked in Istanbul on January 8.
“On that day, the two presidents will meet, and the main topic will be the opening of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline,” Peskov said.
“Of course, it is safe to assume that the two presidents will most likely take advantage of the opportunity to continue their dialogue over more pressing issues, including, first and foremost, Russian-Turkish relations and large projects,” Peskov said.