Turkish Foreign Minister: Ankara will not reconsider its position on Ukraine's territorial integrity

Speaking at the conference of Ambassadors in Ankara, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, stated that a dialogue with Russia will contribute to resolving many conflicts. He noted that cooperation with Moscow does not justify a review of Ankara’s position on Ukraine and Georgia.

“We support the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. We don’t recognize the annexation of Ukrainian territories,” Turkish media quoted the Minister as saying. Speaking of the Syrian conflict, Çavuşoğlu stated that Turkey is interested in stability in Syria like no other country of the region.

“Ankara makes every effort for dissemination of truce throughout the whole territory of Syria. We support the Geneva process in Syria and simultaneously fight against the Islamic State in the north of this country,” Çavuşoğlu said. He made assurances that Turkey would continue to actively support the territorial and political integrity of Syria.

  Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Syrian Conflict