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Turkish, Russian foreign ministers meet on margins of G-20 event


Türkiye’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday met with his Russian counterpart on the sidelines of a meeting of Group of 20 (G-20) foreign ministers in India’s capital New Delhi.


In a Twitter post, Cavusoglu said he discussed regional issues with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

He thanked Lavrov for Russia’s support after last month’s twin earthquakes in southern Türkiye.

Cavusoglu also held talks with his Canadian counterpart Melanie Joly and thanked her for Canada’s support after the earthquakes.

“Discussed NATO enlargement & developments in Ukraine,” he added.

The Turkish foreign minister later met his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard.

“Earthquake was on top of our agenda in our meeting,” he said on Twitter, while lauding Mexico’s solidarity after the disaster.


He then held talks with Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong which focused on “bilateral relations & developments in Ukraine.”

Cavusoglu also expressed gratitude for Australia’s support in the aftermath of the Feb. 6 twin tremors.

He later met with his British counterpart James Cleverly and said they discussed Ukraine and NATO enlargement.

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