Current dynamics of Russian-Turkish relations

Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titovs Consultations at the Turkish Foreign Ministry

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Titov on October 5 held meetings in Ankara with Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Feridun Sinirlioglu and Deputy Undersecretaries Fatih Ceylan and Halit Cevik.

During the consultations they paid special attention to the launching of the mechanism of the Joint Strategic Planning Group led by the ministers of foreign affairs of the two countries, the establishment of which is envisioned following the visit to Turkey in May 2010 by Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation. In this connection they discussed several current issues in Russian-Turkish relations and regional and international problems with an eye toward cooperation in a bilateral format and within different international organizations.

Issues on the European agenda were examined in detail, including the Russian initiative for a European Security Treaty and the state of Russia-NATO relations. An exchange of views took place on the situation in the Middle East, the South Caucasus and the Balkans, in the Cyprus settlement and around the Iranian nuclear program.

October 6, 2010