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.
President Erdoğan also thanked President Putin for extending condolences over the terrorist attack in İstanbul.