Ukraine and Turkey are discussing the possibility of concluding an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of defense. This was discussed during a meeting between President Volodymyr Zelensky and Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey Hulusi Akar, the press service of the President’s Office reports.
"During the conversation, a number of practical issues of cooperation in the defense industry were also discussed," the report says.
In addition, the Ukrainian and Turkish sides discussed issues of economic cooperation, in particular, the conclusion of an agreement on a free trade zone.
Hulusi Akar confirmed Ankara’s intention to help with the construction of 500 apartments for the Crimean Tatars, who were forced to move from occupied Crimea, Zelensky agreed with Erdogan in February this year.
As we reported before, Ukraine is included in the list of countries whose citizens are entitled to receive a short-term tourist residence permit in Turkey.