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Erdogan: Peace plans without Russia's participation will not work

Mar 12, 2024

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that it is necessary to avoid any steps that could escalate the war in Ukraine and possibly spread the conflict to members of the North Atlantic Alliance.

Erdogan said this at a meeting with foreign ambassadors on March 12, Reuters quoted him as saying.

At the event, the Turkish leader said that Ankara would continue to work on reviving the Black Sea grain deal, which Turkey secured between Kyiv and Moscow together with the UN.


"While expressing our support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, we have already said that peace plans that exclude Russia will not yield any results," he said, referring to the global "peace summit" scheduled for this year in Switzerland.

Erdogan also said that, in Ankara's view, "steps that could exacerbate conflicts in the region that could spread to NATO should be avoided," without specifying what he meant.

Author - Olena Madiak, 12/03/2024

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