Russian, Turkish leaders discuss bilateral ties

(VOVWORLD) - The Presidents of Russia and Turkey on Friday had a phone conversation on ways to improve relations between Ankara and Moscow.
Russian, Turkish leaders discuss bilateral ties - ảnh 1Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan (L) holds talk with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on October 7, 2022. (Photo: Reuters)

A statement issued by the Turkish Directorate of Communications said that the latest developments in the Russia-Ukraine conflict were also discussed in the call.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan reiterated that Turkey is ready to do its part for the peaceful resolution of the Ukraine issue in a way that would benefit everyone.

NATO member Turkey has close relations with both Ukraine and Russia and has sought to balance ties during the conflict. Along with the United Nations, Turkey brokered the July deal to unlock Ukrainian grain exports from its Black Seaports.