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  • Ukraine orders dozens of Bayraktar drones from Turkey

    Almost all production capacity of the Turkish Baykar Makina plant, which produces Bayraktar drones, will be used to fulfill the orders for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

    According to him, dozens of Bayraktar drones, which have been used successfully in the war, will be produced for the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    Since February 24, the Defense Ministry has provided fifty Bayraktar drones for the Ukrainian military. Several more have already been …

  • Turkey refuses to take part in anti-Russian sanctions

    Turkey does not intend to take part in the sanctions that were imposed on Russia because of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, said Turkish presidential adviser Ibrahim Kalin on the air of the Haberturk TV channel.

    According to him, anti-Russian sanctions will cause more harm to the Turkish economy than to Russia.

    "We did not impose sanctions against Russia after the start of the war in Ukraine. Of course, we must protect the interests of our country. Our economic relations are of such a …

  • Turkey holds talks with Russia on unblocking Ukrainian seaports for grain exports

    Turkish and Russian representatives held talks in Ankara to discuss unblocking Ukrainian ports to allow grain export, reported the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    According to Anadolu, the meetings of military delegations led by Turkish and Russian generals, appointed as part of Moscow’s "red line diplomacy", "were held in a constructive and very positive atmosphere."

    After the talks, the first foreign vessel, the Turkish ship Azov Concord sailing under Maltese flag, left Mariupol through the so- …

  • Russian Foreign Minister to discuss export of Ukrainian grain during talks in Turkey

    The export of Ukrainian grain will be one of the main topics during the talks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Turkey next week, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov at a briefing.

    Journalists asked the Kremlin spokesman to comment on media reports that in the coming days Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, and the UN plan to hold a meeting in Istanbul to discuss a roadmap for allowing ships carrying grain from Ukrainian ports.

    "Next week, indeed, our foreign …

  • Erdogan: Turkey cannot abandon Russian gas

    Turkey cannot abandon Russian gas and sever ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    "As for the war between Russia and Ukraine, then, of course, we are now pursuing a balanced policy towards both Russia and Ukraine. And in this policy of balance, of course, I do not intend to sever ties with Mr. Putin, or Mr. Zelensky," he said.

    Erdogan noted that he continues telephone talks with the presidents of both countries.

    "Turkey will continue this …

  • Ankara invites sanctioned Russian oligarchs to park their assets in Turkey

    Russian oligarchs, who are now trying to save their property from being seized due to EU and US sanctions, can continue to operate in Turkey, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, answering questions from the American channel MSNBC at the Doha Forum, reports Evropeyska Pravda.

    "We support only those sanctions that are approved by the UN. If one of Russians wants to come to Turkey, they can come to Turkey, no problem. If one of the oligarchs wants to do business in Turkey, and if this …

  • Erdogan claims Ukraine is ready to compromise on 4 of Russia’s 6 key demands

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ukraine is ready to agree to four of Russia's six demands, in particular, to abandon NATO membership and recognize Russian as the second state language, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    "I think there is a consensus on four points in the negotiations. The first point concerns Ukraine's accession to NATO. In the beginning, Ukraine insisted on membership in the Alliance, but soon Zelensky began to talk about the possibility refusing [the …

  • During telephone conversation with Erdogan, Putin emphasizes his demands for ending invasion of Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he put forward his demands for a peace agreement with Ukraine, Erdogan’s the chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin told the BBC.

    Kalin was present at the conversation between the Putin and Erdogan which was attended by a small group of Turkish officials. According to Erdogan's adviser, Russia's demands can be divided into two categories.

    The first category, according to Kalin, is not too …

  • Turkish Foreign Minister to travel to Moscow on Wednesday, Kyiv on Thursday

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will travel to Moscow on Wednesday to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, and to Kyiv the following day to meet with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    “I am sending my foreign minister to Russia tonight. He will hold talks in Moscow tomorrow, and travel to Kyiv on Thursday,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said after a cabinet meeting.

    Ukraine stated Sunday that it was relying on Turkey and Israel to serve as mediators to help …

  • Erdogan invites Putin and Zelensky to Turkey ‘to settle differences’

    Turkey has decided to intervene in the situation around Ukraine.

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky, to Turkey to "settle differences" and "sort out their problems," said Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin.

    "Turkey is ready to act in any role to reduce tensions between Russia and Ukraine," TASS quoted Kalin as saying.

    Erdogan, he said, plans to travel to Ukraine in the near future to hold talks with Zelensky, and …