Although the Russian side claims that the visit of its head of state to Turkey will take place at the end of April - beginning of May, the ongoing processes make it difficult to believe this. In particular, while it is not difficult to guess that the tightening of sanctions by the G7 countries on February 24 was analyzed very seriously in Ankara, the probability of a positive response to the visit request of the northern neighbor is decreasing.
The reorientation of processes towards the market of politics increases, and it becomes inevitable to create an agenda, jargon and rhetoric corresponding to it. The head of the AKP (the Justice and Development Party) and the Turkish state, R.T. Erdogan, who sees the March 31 municipal elections as the most serious challenge in his half-century political career, also follows this.
The meeting between the Turkish head of state and General Abdulfattah Sisi in Cairo on February 14 does not signify a shift in Mr. Erdogan's stance regarding the Muslim Brotherhood worldview. This diplomatic engagement is necessitated by evolving geopolitical dynamics in the region and globally. Turkey's pragmatic response to realpolitik demands underscores the adaptability required in navigating changing balances of power.
Amidst a flurry of media speculation and government discourse, the possibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Turkey on February 12 has garnered international attention. Despite the purported date, official confirmation remains elusive. Discussions surrounding Putin's visit first emerged in August last year following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Sochi. However, the visit has since been postponed multiple times, with revived speculation surfacing in early January.