27 Aug 2019 16:29

Rogozin offers Erdogan to send Turkish astronaut to ISS

ZHUKOVSKY, Moscow region. Aug 27 (Interfax) - During Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the MAKS Air Salon, Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin offered the Turkish leader to organize sending a Turkish astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS).

"We have a joint offer for you, to organize a flight of a Turkish astronaut to the orbit on the occasion of the [Turkish] Republic's anniversary. The Cosmonaut Training Center is ready for this work," Rogozin said.

Erdogan, in turn, reiterated that Ankara is ready for cooperation with Russia. "Let us say we will join your sacred labor. I would like to express gratitude once again on behalf of the entire nation. Thank you very much for your work," the Turkish leader said.