Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has received the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy, according to Turkish Presidential Administration

Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament has been in the Turkish city of Istanbul since November 19 in the framework of the 62nd session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Turkish President received Andriy Parubiy at 11:30 a.m. local time. They held the meeting behind closed doors.

Earlier, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada met in Istanbul with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and enlisted his support in securing the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He also met with the Chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Mike Turner.

PHOTO: Turkish President’s website