Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week.
The meeting will take place within the framework of the summit of the heads of states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which will be held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on September 15-16.
According to the Turkish mass media, the presidents are expected to discuss the situation in Ukraine, as well as, probably, the situation in Syria.
"At this face-to-face meeting, the main issue on the agenda will be the work of the grain corridor," Hurriyet reports.
It is also said that Erdogan will probably insist on a diplomatic settlement mediated by Turkey.
"The most pressing topic of the meeting between Erdogan and Putin will be the Russian-Ukrainian war. Erdogan will convey to his Russian counterpart that Turkey will continue to do everything possible to end the war and achieve a permanent ceasefire as part of mediation efforts. President Erdoğan, who will repeat his proposal to bring together the leaders of the countries (referring to the meeting of the President of Ukraine with Putin - ed.), will emphasize the diplomatic solution," writes Hurriyet.
The Turkish side has repeatedly expressed its desire to act as a mediator in relations between Ukraine and Russia.
In addition, Erdogan acted as a mediator of the grain agreement concluded in Istanbul at the end of July.