Putin arrives for talks with Erdogan and Raisi

STORY: The trip marks Putin's first face-to-face meeting with a NATO leader since the Russia-Ukraine conflict began, with talks scheduled with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss a deal aimed at allowing the resumption of Ukraine's Black Sea grain exports, as well as peace in Syria.

Putin's trip, which comes just days after U.S. President Joe Biden visited Israel and Saudi Arabia, sends a strong message to the West about Moscow's plans to forge closer strategic ties with Iran, China and India in the face of Western sanctions.

* This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine.

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