President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke by phone with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
The call addressed Türkiye-Russia relations and regional issues, particularly developments about the grain corridor.
President Erdoğan thanked President Putin for his constructive stance regarding the 120-day extension of the İstanbul agreement on grain export.
Diplomatic contacts should be revived since the prolongation of the Russia-Ukraine war will further increase the risks, said President Erdoğan, adding that the talks between Russian and U.S. intelligence heads in İstanbul play a crucial role in preventing an uncontrolled escalation on the ground.
Expressing his pleasure over President Putin's proposal to establish a natural gas hub in Türkiye, President Erdoğan stated that relevant teams will make the necessary technical, legal and commercial assessments to achieve the common goals as soon as possible.