Turkish president reiterates offer to host Russian, Ukrainian counterparts

Baku, March 17, AZERTAC

Turkiye's president on Thursday continued his diplomatic efforts for a cease-fire in the war between Russia and Ukraine, as he reiterated an offer to host his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to find a diplomatic solution, according to Anadolu Agency.

According to a statement by Turkiye's Communications Directorate, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin discussed over the phone the latest developments in the Russia-Ukraine war and the humanitarian situation on the ground.

Erdogan told Putin that a permanent cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine would pave the way for a long-term solution between the two warring countries, the statement said.

He said that Turkiye maintains its sincere approach, which has been displayed since the very beginning of the war, to ensure peace between Russia and Ukraine.

Emphasizing that the war will not benefit any side, the Turkish president said that diplomacy should be given a chance.

Erdogan also stressed the need for observing the humanitarian situation on the ground and effectively operating humanitarian corridors in both directions.

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