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  • 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 …

  • Turkey promises to support Ukraine in its standoff with Russia

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu promised Ukraine to continue cooperation in the face of confrontation with Russia, which, according to him, has reached a "dangerous" level.

    "Turkey will not ignore its principles and shut down relations with Ukraine simply because we have extensive ties with Russia. We will do what the national spirit requires and what is necessary for our security," Cavusoglu said, speaking at a virtual conference organized by the Turkish Association for …

  • Turkey to build plant and service center for Bayraktar drones

    The Turkish company Baykar Defence will build in Ukraine a plant for production and modernization of Bayraktar TB2 drones and also a center for their testing, maintenance and personnel training, said the CEO of Baykar Defence, Haluk Bayraktar.

    "We have many projects at the implementation stage," Bayraktar said.

    He noted that the first successful test of cooperation was the production of the Akinci drone with an engine built by Ivchenko-Progress. After that, Turkish companies began to …

  • Turkey vows to never recognize Crimea as Russian

    Turkey will continue to adhere to the policy of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea by Russia, said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    "Turkey is actively in contact with Russia on many current issues, including the situation in Syria, Libya and Karabakh. There are differences in positions, but the parties adhere to the policy of constructive dialogue with mutual consideration of sensitive issues in the national interest. This, in particular, concerns Ukraine," Cavusoglu said at a …

  • Kremlin finds viruses on imported Turkish tomatoes after Erdogan refuses to recognize Crimea as Russian

    The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary, Rosselkhoznadzor, found cases of infection with dangerous pathogens in fruits and tomatoes supplied from Turkey to Russia. Russian experts found moniliasis and mold, Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement.

    Turkey has already been asked to take measures to "strengthen control and ensure phytosanitary safety of products intended for export to the Russian Federation," Rosselkhoznadzor said.

    It should be noted that the other day Turkish …