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Turkish FM Fidan meets with Russia’s Shoigu in Moscow

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Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Monday met Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Sergey Shoigu in Moscow, the Foreign Ministry said on X, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Officials did not provide further details, but Turkish diplomatic sources told Anadolu that Fidan and Shoigu, a former defense minister, discussed the situation in Gaza, Syria and ongoing negotiations for a peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

The two also discussed developments in Ukraine, Anadolu cited its sources as saying, adding that Fidan also met with Sergey Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service, in the capital.

Fidan later attended an event organized by the Russian-Turkish Businessmen’s Association.

Fidan is in Russia to attend a two-day meeting of the BRICS bloc of emerging economies.

The session marks the first gathering since the group expanded from five members to nine in January with the addition of Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran and the United Arab Emirates as official members.

Another 15 countries, including Turkey, were also invited to the expanded format of the meeting.

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