Media: Erdogan, Putin may meet at G20 summit in China

Turkish and Russian Presidents Tayyip Recep Erdogan and Vladimir Putin may have a meeting at the G20 summit in China in September, the NTV television channel has quoted sources in the country’s leadership as saying.

Turkish and Russian Presidents Tayyip Recep Erdogan and Vladimir Putin may have a meeting at the G20 summit in China in September, the NTV television channel has quoted sources in the country’s leadership as saying.

It is expected that the two leaders will meet at the G20 summit in China, but before that telephone contacts are expected between them, too, the channel said.

There has been no confirmation of this from Erdogan’s press-service.

"We have no official information on that score. If there are such plans, we will formally announce them," the presidential staff said.

The Kremlin’s press-service said after Wednesday’s telephone conversation between Putin and Erdogan that the leaders agreed to look into the possibility of holding a personal meeting in the near future.

Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov refrained from a direct answer to a question by TASS if such a meeting might take place at the G20 summit in China.

"The venue and date of such a meeting will be agreed through diplomatic channels," he said.

The G20 summit will be held in China’s Hanzhou on September 4-5.

First published by TASS.

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