Turkey has constantly supported Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and is able to work to scale back tensions within the area, together with by internet hosting a summit on the stage of the Ukrainian and Russian leaders or negotiations on the technical stage, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has mentioned.
He acknowledged this at a press convention after the tenth assembly of the Ukraine-Turkey Excessive-Degree Strategic Council in Kyiv on Thursday, February 3.
“Our go to takes place throughout a delicate interval. I want to reiterate that we assist the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, together with Crimea. […] Turkey is able to do all the things doable to finish the disaster between the neighboring international locations [Ukraine and Russia] which can be pleasant [to Turkey]. In the present day, throughout the talks, I reiterated that we are going to be joyful to host in Turkey a summit on the stage of leaders or talks on the technical stage. In spite of everything, Turkey is appearing by logic, interested by methods to scale back the diploma of pressure as a substitute of accelerating it,” Erdogan mentioned.
He famous that some earlier statements and revealed situations of occupation had been exhausting Ukraine and the Ukrainian folks. He additionally praised messages from Ukrainian officers, together with the president, that “widespread sense and dialogue come first.”
Erdogan famous the particular consideration that Turkey pays to the OSCE Particular Monitoring Mission in Ukraine and it totally helps the mission, which has been headed by Turkish ambassadors since its inception.
“We sincerely imagine that the disaster will likely be resolved via peaceable diplomatic strategies, as a part of the Minsk agreements and on the ideas of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and worldwide legislation,” Erdogan mentioned.
Erdogan is on an official go to to Ukraine on February 3. This yr, Ukraine and Turkey mark the thirtieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations between the 2 international locations.