Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says he believes Russia’s leader is seeking an end to the war he began in Ukraine, and a “significant step” will be made.
Mr Erdogan says his impression from recent talks with Russian President, Vladimir Putin, was that he wanted to “end this as soon as possible”.
Ukraine has recaptured swathes of its territory in the past month.
The Turkish leader indicated things were “quite problematic” for Russia.
Mr Erdogan spoke of having “very extensive discussions” with Mr Putin at a summit in Uzbekistan last week.
In an interview with US broadcaster PBS, the Turkish leader said he gained the impression the Russian President wanted a speedy end to the war.