Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MIT) Hakan Fidan will visit Russia along with the delegation led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Haber 7 newspaper reported Aug. 9.
The decision on Fidan’s joining the delegation was made suddenly.
Erdogan will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Aug. 9 in St. Petersburg.
This is Erdogan’s first visit to Russia after the crisis in the two countries’ relations and after the attempted military coup in Turkey.
Turkish delegation includes Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, Minister of Culture and Tourism Nabi Avci, Minister of Transport, Shipping and Communications Ahmet Arslan and Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek.
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