Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Diplomatic Excursion After Crash in Municipal Election and Ramadan

After March 31st where his party lost all major cities, he begins diplomatic excursion. After Ramadan, the Turkish president seems determined to go through the counterattack. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launches diplomatic initiatives after last Sunday’s municipal elections and his release from election obligations. Thus, after Ramadan’s bairami (the Eid al-Fitri festival, 10-12 April) Egypt’s president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is expected in Ankara. The Turkish president, who visited Cairo last February, first invited Al Sisi to visit Turkey, saying that this visit would be a new turning point in the relations of the two countries. “I look forward to responding to President Erdogan’s invitation and to visit Turkey next April,” the Egyptian president said at the time. Also, for the end of April a visit is planned to Turkey by Germany’s president, Frank Walter Steinmeyer. Putin, Biden and Mitsotakis Previously, it is scheduled for April 22, a visit by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Baghdad, where he will put the request for joint treatment by Turkey and Iraq of the Kurdish organisation PKK, along the common border of the two countries at a depth of more than 30 kilometres within Iraqi territory. On 15 March, Baghdad visited a high-ranking Turkish delegation led by the Foreign and Defence Ministers and the involvement of the head of the MIT intelligence agency. A few 24 hours ago, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet had reported that on April 23rd, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Turkey is due to take place. On May 9, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Washington, where he will meet with American President Joe Biden. Finally, the visit to Ankara by the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is scheduled for May.