Turkey has peaceful relations with Russia, like never before in history, and they continue to develop, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday during a speech in Istanbul, TASS reported.
Erdogan did not rule out the possibility of phone talks with Putin or a visit to Moscow.
"Turkey aims for peace to prevail and hopes no other adverse developments will take place in the region," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Earlier on Friday, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that so far, Putin has no plans to hold any contacts with the Turkish president in his schedule. However, he noted that phone conversations are being coordinated quickly.
Turkish leader spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said Wednesday that Erdogan invited Russian and Ukrainian presidents Putin and Volodymyr Zelenski to Turkey to "settle the disagreements" between the two countries.
The Turkish president has repeatedly stated last year that he wants to participate in resolving the crisis between Russia and Ukraine. During telephone conversations in December 2021, Putin pointed out to Erdogan that Ukraine was continuing a destructive policy aimed at undermining the Minsk agreements.