The Kremlin claims it has annexed the Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions despite not controlling them in their entirety.
Overnight, Turkey hit dozens of targets in northern Syria as well as northern Iraq, a week after a bomb attack in Istanbul killed six people and left 81 wounded.
Turkey and Israel were once close regional allies with broad defense ties. The countries still share various strategic interests, including containing Iran.
Turkish President had earlier said that Putin appeared to be “much softer and more open to negotiations” on ending the war in Ukraine than in the past.
The decision highlights Turkish policymakers' strong focus on economic growth nine months before a general election that polls show President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on track to lose.
The ties between India and Turkey were strained in 2020 when the Turkish President, a close ally of Pakistan, referred to the Kashmir issue in his address at the UN General Assembly session.
Ukraine, one of the world's largest grain exporters, was forced to halt almost all deliveries after Russia's invasion in February, raising fears of a global food crisis.
Meanwhile, Guterres also discussed the investigation of the tragic incident in a detention facility in Olenivka that took place on 29 July.
Last month, Turkey and the UN helped broker agreements between Russia and Ukraine clearing the way for Ukraine to export 22 million tons of grain and other agricultural products.
In a statement released on the 99th anniversary of the Lausanne Treaty, Erdogan accused Athens of undermining the rights of the Muslim minority in Greece's Thrace region.
The NATO chief’s diplomatic efforts came before a gathering of senior officials from Sweden, Finland and Turkey next week in Brussels to discuss Turkey’s opposition to the applications.
Turkey's president has caused a stir by throwing a wrench in Sweden and Finland's historic bid to join the NATO alliance.
Erdogan, who has grown increasingly authoritarian over the years, is known to be an unpredictable leader and has been at clear odds with what Turkish diplomats in his government have said.
Ankara, which has close ties with both Russia and Ukraine, has positioned itself as a neutral party.
Erdogan, who has been trying to broker peace between Moscow and Kyiv, made the comments while returning from an emergency NATO summit in Brussels.
Turkey and Israel were once close allies, but the relationship frayed under Erdogan, who is an outspoken critic of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians.
Known as a close aide of President Erdoğan, Ayci served Turkish Airlines as its chairman from 2015 to 2022.
Turkish President picture puts Mesut Ozil under pressure for Germany's FIFA World Cup opener against Mexico
Ozil and Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan were whistled by German fans in pre-World Cup friendlies after posing for a photo alongside President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month.
Erdogan said he is extremely worried that some countries confident of their military power are turning Syria into a scene for arm wrestling.
Erdogan and Russian counterpart Putin agreed to hold the summit in Istanbul alongside Iran's Hassan Rouhani in telephone talks Thursday.