Turkey discussing Erdogan’s visit to Moscow for V-Day celebrations
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 3
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may arrive in Moscow in May for the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the Turkish Ambassador to Russia Umit Yardim told reporters, RIA Novosti agency reported Feb. 3.
Yardim said such a possibility is being discussed.
Victory Day, celebrated on May 9, marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union and Allied Forces in the Second World War, which is also often called the Great Patriotic War in the former Soviet Union and Russia.
"Yes, there is a mutual invitation from two sides," Ambassador Yardim said.
"The final calendar with regard to the visit to the 70th anniversary has not yet been approved."
Twenty-two heads of state have confirmed their arrival at the event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Victory Day.
Most are the leaders of the CIS countries and Asian states, as well as Israel.
European leaders haven't yet responded to the invitation.
Edited by CN