Ankara, 5 January 2023 (TDI): The President of Turkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin as they discussed their energy relations.

The call addressed Turkiye-Russia relations, especially the energy sector. They also discussed matters concerning the region, the Russia-Ukraine war, and Syria.

Talking about the energy sector, both parties emphasized the ways to promote these developments and how to be able to get their energy sectors well cooperated.

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Adding that, they have and continue to strengthen the infrastructure for the establishment of a natural gas hub in Turkiye.

President of Turkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the aim is to complete the road map on this issue as soon as possible and look at concrete ways to implement it.

The gas hub to ensure that the Russia-Turkiye gas network has been an initiative that is at the heart of the two leaders. That is why they emphasized it during the meeting. They aim to get the energy sector of the country going stronger.

During the meeting, the report shows that the discussion on the Ukraine-Russia war witnessed positive results. President Recep Tayyip emphasized that both parties should return to negotiation with the cessation of fire.

The war has brought several economic crises to countries, especially the oil and grain sector. This is because Russia and Ukraine contribute to a significant percentage of the grain and energy sector.

Also, they talked about the steps to take to clear the terrorist organization from Turkiye’s border areas. Emphasizing that the organization is a serious threat to the country’s peace and development.

In line with the above, they talked about the crisis in Syria as the President of Turkiye proposed that, for them to achieve positive results, the regime should be constructive and realize certain steps in the political process.

Ending the call, both leaders were happy to have met and deliberated on those important matters and sought to implement them.