Erdogan Probes Possibility of Putin-Zelensky Meeting
An expert appreciated the mediation efforts of the President of Turkey
Trilateral talks were held in Lvov on Thursday between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General António Guterres. We talked about what the results of the summit could be with Yashar Niyazbaev, a journalist, Turkic expert, creator of the Agenda Turkey telegram channel.
– What the parties agreed on, I think we will understand the next day. The Turkish president has such a tradition: when he returns from trips, he talks a lot about what happened at the negotiations behind closed doors. When he returned from Sochi, for example, he told a lot of interesting things. This is done off the record, not on the record. But for the press.
But some topics of the talks are already clear. For example, the topic of the Zaporozhye NPP. Zelenskiy recently spooked Turkey by saying that if something happens there, the consequences could affect her too. Perhaps another important topic was also touched upon. The Turkish press reported that during the talks in Sochi, Erdogan suggested that Putin arrange a meeting with Zelensky. And Putin allegedly hinted that this is possible.
If this is true, then Erdogan probably discussed this possibility with Zelensky.
– This was reported by the Turkish TV channel, citing its sources. It is interesting, by the way, that according to them, these sources are not Turkish, but Russian. So, such rumors are circulating in Russia. Naturally, I cannot determine the degree of reliability of this information. We don't know that Putin and Erdogan discussed face to face.
– Well, just my personal opinion: why not? In any case, Erdogan could well have probed the soil. Talk about it first with Putin, then with Zelensky. See with your own eyes, hear with your own ears the reaction of both, and draw the appropriate conclusions. We may know tomorrow what these conclusions are. However, the topic is so important that until there is one hundred percent clarity, all parties are very likely to remain silent.