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Russia's Lavrov in Turkey to discuss Syria, Caucasus, possible Putin visit

Ankara is eager to see Lavrov's visit followed by Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip on April 27 to inaugurate Turkey's first nuclear power plant, built and financed by a subsidiary of Russia's nuclear energy firm Rosatom.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov arrives at the formal welcome ceremony to mark the beginning of the G20 Summit on November 15, 2022 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. The G20 meetings are being held in Bali from November 15-16. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images,)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Ankara on Thursday for a two-day visit to discuss the Russian war on Ukraine, the Black Sea grain corridor, and Ankara's ties with Damascus and Yerevan.

Lavrov's arrival in Ankara to meet his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, takes place only days after talks between senior diplomats from Russia, Turkey, Syria and Iran in Moscow earlier this week. The Moscow gathering was organized as part of the Kremlin's efforts to help broker a rapprochement between the Turkish and Syrian governments.

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