ANKARA, November 15. /TASS/. Fahrettin Altun, head of media and communications in the Turkish presidency, has confirmed that Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergey Naryshkin and US Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns held a meeting in Ankara on Monday.
"We confirm the meeting of Russian and US intelligence directors in Turkey, which was organized by the National Intelligence Organization. Discussions were held with respect to threats to international security, including those related to the possible use of nuclear weapons," he said on NTV television.
According to the Turkish official, Ankara "thanks to the mediation efforts of which a meeting of the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia was held earlier, and the grain deal was concluded, will continue negotiations with all parties to achieve peace."
The Russian-American consultations in Ankara had been previously confirmed to TASS by Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
"These negotiations did take place. It was proposed by the American side," he said, without specifying the subject of the talks.
Turkish news media earlier reported that the meeting between the directors of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service and the CIA took place at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Organization of Turkey.