Turkey stands for an early end to the Russian-Ukrainian war on the basis of negotiations and is ready to support this process.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said this on April 7 after talks with Russian Minister Sergei Lavrov in Ankara, European Pravda reports with reference to CNN Turk.
According to Cavusoglu, the meeting focused on regional issues, among which Ukraine remains a serious problem.
“We stated that the war should be ended by negotiations as soon as possible, and we repeated that we, as Turkey, are ready to provide the best support (in this process. – Ed.),” Cavusoglu said.
According to the minister, Turkey is actively in contact with both sides to advance the dialogue.
Cavusoglu added that Ankara also supports steps to extend the “grain agreement”.
“We attach great importance to the extension of the agreement. This global crisis is especially important to reduce the problem that every household in the world faces,” he said.
At the end of March, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a conversation with the President of the Russian Federation, in which he confirmed the need for an “immediate end” to the war in Ukraine.
Erdogan pointed out to Putin that Turkey attaches great importance to “an immediate end to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict through negotiations,” the Turkish president’s office said.