Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov’s 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