Erdogan and Zelensky will meet in Kiev in the context of the bilateral High-Level Strategic Council. The two countries have another mechanism, referred to as the Quadriga, in which the defense and foreign ministers of both nations meet regularly. The two countries are strategic military partners under NATO auspices. Turkey is Ukraine’s staunchest supporter in the Crimea Platform designed to wrench that peninsula from Russia, and is the driving force behind the West’s exploitation of the Crimean Tatar issue as a potential pretext for a Kosovo-style NATO military intervention.


Erdogan arrives in Kyiv on 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine, Turkey

As part of his visit to Ukraine, Erdogan will hold a one-on-one meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv and sign agreements and memorandums of understanding with him on agreed defense issues.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit Kyiv on the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and his country….

Erdogan will visit Ukraine to participate in a panel discussion organized by the Circle Foundation. On the other hand, Rustem Yumerov, chairman of the Ukraine-Turkey Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, said that Erdogan’s visit will take place on February 3. This day holds an important place in the context of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Because on February 3, 1992, diplomatic relations between Turkey and Ukraine were established for the first time, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of the two countries relations.

….The Turkish president will arrive in the Ukrainian capital with a large delegation and will chair the 10th high-level strategic council meeting with his counterpart Zelensky.

Following the meeting, the Turkish and Ukrainian delegations will sign agreements and memoranda of understanding on agreed issues…..


In November, Erdogan announced his readiness to act as a mediator in negotiations between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on reducing tensions in relations.