The Reuters news agency cited unnamed sources close to Erdogan as saying the talks would address developments in Jerusalem — a reference to the tensions and unrest following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Russia’s major role in the war in Syria, where it has given President Bashar al-Assad’s government crucial military backing, has increased its influence in the Middle East.
But Putin and Erdogan say they have patched things up, and the upcoming meeting will be their third in as many months. Meeting in Ankara in September, they said they wanted to see progress on the TurkStream gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey and the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which is being built in Turkey with Russian collaboration.
Putin has had warm relations with Sisi, but Russia suspended commercial flights to Egypt after a passenger plane carrying Russian vacationers back home from a Red Sea breach resort blew up over the Sinai Peninsula in October 2015, killing all 224 people on board. An affiliate of the extremist group Islamic State (IS) based in Sinai claimed responsibility.
Russian and Egyptian officials have held talks on boosting airport security and resuming air travel, but no deal has been reached so far.