Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be on an official visit to Algeria today, where the situation in Gaza is expected to be the focus of the talks, Turkish state television TRT Haber reports.
The visit was at the invitation of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Teboun.
Bilateral relations as well as other regional issues are also expected to be discussed.
The visit comes in the context of intensified diplomacy by Turkey aimed at helping to secure a ceasefire in the Middle East, TRT Haber points out. This will be the first visit of the Turkish leader to the region after the meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Riyadh earlier this month, BTA reports.
TRT Haber notes that relations between Turkey and Algeria have been developing at all levels in recent years, gaining momentum especially after the inauguration of President Tebun in 2019.
Teboune visited Turkey in May 2022, the first presidential-level visit by Algeria in 17 years. On July 21 of this year, he visited Turkey again at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Erdogan.
The two presidents also met on September 19 in New York, where they participated in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, TRT Haber reminds.