Erdoğan and Putin may meet in Paris, but not yet scheduled: Turkish presidency
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) greets Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) during the 'Welcoming Ceremony' prior to the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 15, 2015 in Antalya AFP PHOTO/ POOL / CEM OKSUZA meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the global climate summit in Paris on Nov. 30 is possible, but not scheduled yet, according to Turkish presidential sources.
A meeting is “possible, but no time had been set at the moment for any bilateral meeting,” Anadolu Agency quoted presidential sources as saying.
Erdoğan requested a phone call with Putin on the day of the shooting down of the Russian warplane, but there was no return from the Kremlin, sources also said.
Moscow has also confirmed that the Turkish president has requested a meeting with Putin in Paris on Nov. 30.
“A proposal from the Turkish side about a meeting at the level of heads of state has been delivered to the president,” Reuters reported Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying in a conference call on Nov. 27.
“That’s all I can say,” Peskov added.
Peskov also said Erdoğan had telephoned Putin seven or eight hours after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Nov. 24.
Erdoğan also told the France 24 television station on Nov. 26 that he had called Putin after the jet was downed, but the Russian leader had not yet called him back.
“This request was also delivered to the president,” Peskov reportedly said.