Erdogan Offered Zelensky a Meeting with Putin

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The day before, the Turkish leader visited Ukraine for the first time during the war and recalled his initiative to hold talks between Zelensky and Putin in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a meeting with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky in Lviv the day before, reminded him of his proposal to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Turkey, TRT TV channel reported Friday, August 19. “Just as I told Putin during my visit to Sochi, I reminded Zelensky that we can have a meeting between the two,” Erdogan said. He added that Turkey will “continue to promote a solution to the Ukrainian crisis through diplomacy and negotiations.” In addition, Erdogan said that Turkey is ready to participate in the process of reconstruction of Ukraine. Earlier, the media reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin is allegedly ready for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Zelensky said that negotiations with Russia are possible only if Russian troops leave the illegally occupied territory of Ukraine. Корреспондент