Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev paid his first state visit to Turkey this week since coming to power in 2019.
The Kazakh President and Turkish President Erdogan discussed the regional and global effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
The two presidents also agreed on the need to boost an existing transport corridor linking China with Turkey that bypasses Russia.
Ukraine was on the agenda, along with trade and transportation routes, as President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev paid his first state visit to Turkey this week since coming to power in 2019.
However, anyone looking at reports from Tokayev’s office on his May 10 talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan had to read between the lines to surmise that they discussed Ukraine at all since it did not mention the country by name.
Instead, Akorda, the presidential palace, talked euphemistically of the “deterioration