The recent 7.7 magnitude earthquake occurred just three months before elections in Turkey.
The presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey, scheduled for June, were postponed to an earlier date, thereby declaring them extraordinary
Discussions began on changes to the country's constitution six months before the presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey.
Neither side published details of the meeting, and most of the international media did not even mention it
As a member of NATO and a candidate for EU membership, Turkey has not joined most of the economic sanctions against Russia