The Turkish president has said that top leaders should make diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine
Speaking to reporters in New York on Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the world is not doing enough to end the conflict in Ukraine. He said international leaders should focus on diplomacy and engage more with both Moscow and Kyiv to find a peaceful end to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
Ankara has always “Believing in the power of negotiation and diplomacy” Erdogan said, referring to the Istanbul grain agreement between Moscow and Kyiv and Turkey’s mediation efforts in the recent prisoner exchange between the two sides. He further said that individual efforts of world leaders are not enough.
“The United Nations could not end the war, it could not stop the bloodshed and it could not find a solution to the energy and food crisis.” He said that he has appealed to other world leaders to join Turkey’s diplomatic efforts. Erdogan noted that he would call Putin and Zelensky and continue his work. “Telephone Diplomacy.”
A must have. “Joint Effort of All World Leaders” And “all” Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should be discussed. “open the door” For diplomacy, he said. Erdogan warned that any “negative approach” with the two leaders “will not bring the result we expect” but will lead to more d*ath and destruction.
Since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the United States and its allies in Europe and elsewhere have supported Kyiv with financial and military aid. Moscow has repeatedly warned that supplying Kyiv with weapons would prolong the conflict.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Schulz are among the few Western leaders who have been in touch with Putin since the operation began, though their efforts have so far yielded no diplomatic breakthrough.
Turkey has maintained contact with both Moscow and Kyiv throughout the wars. It condemned Russia’s use of force but refused to participate in international sanctions against Moscow. Ankara was also involved in a UN-brokered deal, agreed between Russia and Ukraine in July, to allow grain exports from Ukrainian ports.
Earlier this week, Erdogan told the US news program PBS NewsHour that Moscow wants to end the conflict as soon as possible. He also said that Russia cannot be allowed to keep the territories it has acquired since February.
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