Erdoğan calls on Putin to announce unilateral ceasefire in Ukraine

5 January, 02:40 PM
In this way, Recep Erdogan reacted to the calls of the Russian Federation for negotiations (Photo:Sergei Savostyanov/REUTERS)

In this way, Recep Erdogan reacted to the calls of the Russian Federation for negotiations (Photo:Sergei Savostyanov/REUTERS)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a phone call with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin urged him to announce a unilateral ceasefire in Ukraine, the AFP news agency wrote on Twitter on Jan. 5.

“President Erdogan said calls for peace and negotiations should be supported by a unilateral ceasefire,” said the Turkish president’s office, commenting on Putin’s position on conflict resolution.

Later on Jan. 5, Erdoğan plans to hold a phone talk with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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According to the Turkish leader, Ankara is ready to continue being an active mediator between Kyiv and Moscow.

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