Erdogan says Scholz has changed his position and is in favor of finding a common language with Putin
The president Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the Chancellor Germany Olaf Scholz changed his position towards the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. His words are reported by the Daily Sabah in Twitter.
According to Erdogan, just a month ago, Scholz “took a completely different position” regarding Russia. However, now the German politician believes that it is necessary to find a common language with the Russian president.
Leadership diplomacy is critical to problem solving
In a conversation with A Haber TV channel, Erdogan declaredthat world leaders treat Putin the wrong way. According to him, everyone with whom he spoke on the sidelines of the summit of the European Political Community in Prague. At the same time, he noted that Putin is not the kind of politician who “will take a step back under pressure on him.” “Being one of the most respected countries in the world like Russia, would you stand up and say yes to such attacks? This is impossible,” the Turkish president stressed.
Scholz spoke positively about conversations with Putin
Olaf Scholz himself at the end of October declaredthat the Western media quite freely interpret official reports of negotiations between Berlin and Moscow. He stressed that, for good reasons, he does not talk about negotiations with Vladimir Putin. “But here’s what I can say: the reports that I read about the alleged threats during these negotiations are false,” the chancellor admitted.
In September Scholz characterized their conversations with the Russian President positively. The politician said the tone of talks with the Russian president was “always friendly” despite differences of opinion.
At the same time in October, the German Chancellor declaredthat Russia, led by Putin, uses energy and hunger as the main weapon in the conflict with the West. Before that, he also accused President of Russia that he initiated a special military operation on Ukrainewhich is allegedly a crusade against the West, the ideas of liberalism and the Western world order.
Putin called Erdogan a reliable partner
On the other hand, Vladimir Putin thinksthat Recep Tayyip Erdogan never allows himself to sit on his neck and is guided only by the interests of his country. He called the Turkish colleague a difficult, but consistent and reliable partner. According to Putin, many decisions between Moscow and Ankara are born in long and difficult disputes.
October 24 Recep Tayyip Erdogan told, he has spoken to Vladimir Putin five times in the past month. “The same with Mr. Zelensky. On the other hand, we have telephone diplomacy with the President USA”, – said the Turkish leader.
Latest telephone conversations between the leaders of Russia and Turkey passed Nov. 1. During the conversation, the presidents discussed the grain deal. According to Erdogan, Ankara will continue to come up with initiatives to solve problems around the food deal.