Putin intends to take part in the nuclear fuel loading ceremony at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, built by Rosatom, Erdogan said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Turkey on April 27 to take part in the opening of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, built by Rosatom. This was announced on Wednesday, March 29, by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the ATV channel.
At the same time, Erdogan did not rule out that the planned meeting could be held online.
“Putin can fly to Turkey on April 27 for the opening ceremony, or he can attend the ceremony online,” Erdogan said.
Putin last visited Turkey in January 2020. He then met with Erdogan in Istanbul and took part in the commissioning ceremony of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.
Note that Turkey has not ratified the Rome Statute, and therefore does not recognize the decision of the International Criminal Court. In the event that Vladimir Putin visits, Turkish law enforcement officials are not obliged to comply with the ICC decision, which issued a warrant for the arrest of the Russian president.
As you know, on March 17, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Children’s Ombudsman Maria Alekseevna Lvovo-Belova. They are suspected of involvement in the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children.
Meanwhile, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said his country would not arrest Putin if he came to the country.
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