Contents tagged with Erdogan

  • Erdogan calls on Putin to unilaterally stop hostilities in Ukraine

    Today, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    Touching upon the topic of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Turkish leader proposed to Putin to unilaterally stop hostilities.

    "Calls for peace and dialogue should be supported by a unilateral cessation of hostilities and a fair settlement of differences," Erdogan said, recalling the positive results of initiatives to promote dialogue, …

  • Erdogan intends to call Zelensky and Putin to discuss possibility of negotiations

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will call Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the coming days to discuss possible talks with Russia, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    Erdogan told reporters that Turkey is seeking to find ways of dialogue for further peace. He believes that hearing the position of Russian President Vladimir Putin is not enough, so he wants to hear the position of Ukraine on negotiations with Russia with the mediation of Turkey.

    In addition, Erdogan plans to …

  • Putin assures Erdogan that he does not plan a nuclear strike on Ukraine

    Russian president Vladimir Putin assured Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a telephone conversation that he did not intend to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, said the Chief Adviser to the Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin.

    According to him, Erdogan  has been holding regular talks with Putin since last year in an attempt to stop the war. The Turkish official said that at present there was no success at this front. Kalin also added that "neither side looks like a winner in this war." …

  • Erdogan says he wants to arrange a meeting between Zelensky and Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to arrange a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite Ukraine’s reluctance to resume negotiations with Russia before Russian troops withdraw from all occupied territories, reports CNN Turk, citing Erdogan's address to the nation.

    The Turkish President noted that "everyone is witnessing" how Turkey is making efforts to reduce the negative consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine and …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minster: Erdogan and Guterres did not push Zelensky to make concessions to Putin

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that during the meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Lviv, the President of Turkey and the UN Secretary General did not push Ukraine to make concessions to Russia.

    Kuleba noted that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sincerely empathize and really want to help Ukraine find a solution.

    "No one persuaded us to make concessions in Russia’s favor. If some conspiracy spread again in social …

  • Putin and Erdogan meet in Sochi

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan are meeting in the southern Russian Black Sea resort town of Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. It is the second such face-to-face meeting in less than three weeks.

    Ankara has emerged as an important mediator between Kyiv and Moscow, proving instrumental in forging an agreement between Russia and Ukraine to restart Ukrainian grain shipments through the Black Sea.

    “Military-technical cooperation …

  • Erdogan is planning to host talks between Zelensky and Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to host new talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss grain exports, reported the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    "Negotiations are continuing. Last night we had conversations with some officials. Next week we will discuss what steps we can take during talks with Zelensky and Putin," Erdogan said.

    On June 7, Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar told Anadolu that Turkey is in …

  • Erdogan: Turkey cannot abandon Russian gas

    Turkey cannot abandon Russian gas and sever ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    "As for the war between Russia and Ukraine, then, of course, we are now pursuing a balanced policy towards both Russia and Ukraine. And in this policy of balance, of course, I do not intend to sever ties with Mr. Putin, or Mr. Zelensky," he said.

    Erdogan noted that he continues telephone talks with the presidents of both countries.

    "Turkey will continue this …

  • Erdogan claims Ukraine is ready to compromise on 4 of Russia’s 6 key demands

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ukraine is ready to agree to four of Russia's six demands, in particular, to abandon NATO membership and recognize Russian as the second state language, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    "I think there is a consensus on four points in the negotiations. The first point concerns Ukraine's accession to NATO. In the beginning, Ukraine insisted on membership in the Alliance, but soon Zelensky began to talk about the possibility refusing [the …

  • During telephone conversation with Erdogan, Putin emphasizes his demands for ending invasion of Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he put forward his demands for a peace agreement with Ukraine, Erdogan’s the chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin told the BBC.

    Kalin was present at the conversation between the Putin and Erdogan which was attended by a small group of Turkish officials. According to Erdogan's adviser, Russia's demands can be divided into two categories.

    The first category, according to Kalin, is not too …