President Erdogan seeks to first secure a ceasefire and then launch peace negotiations

2023-08-08 09:10:31 | Last Update : 2023-08-08 12:19:32

Turkish President Erdogan is set to mediate again in the Ukraine war. Erdogan, who has improved relations with both sides, is reportedly working for a ceasefire and then peace talks.

President Erdogan seeks to first secure a ceasefire and then launch peace negotiations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly stepped in again to broker an end to the war between Russia and Ukraine, which has claimed thousands of lives.

Russian state agency RIA Novosti claimed that Erdogan will offer to mediate to end the war between the two countries, in which thousands of people have lost their lives.

According to RIA, citing Turkish state officials, Erdogan, who has a special relationship with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin, is the only world leader who can meet with both leaders without any problems.

Erdogan will use his special position to work for a ceasefire and then peace talks between the two countries.

The Turkish official also stated that Erdogan is doing everything to bring peace to the region.

PUTIN TO VISIT TÜRKİYE

The Russian agency noted that Türkiye also launched the first peace initiative between the warring parties by bringing the Russian and Ukrainian sides together in Istanbul in March after Russia launched its offensive in February 2022.

It was stated that the peace talks between Ukraine and Russia in Istanbul failed due to the demands of the parties. It was stated that Ukraine's demand for the complete withdrawal of Russian forces from its territory and Putin's firm rejection of this demand blocked the talks.

President Erdogan and Putin had a telephone conversation recently. During the call, it was announced that Putin would pay a visit to Türkiye.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, who made statements about the meeting of the two leaders, stated that the date of Putin's visit to Türkiye has not been finalized, and that a long discussion about grain shipments was held during the meeting.

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