Turkey could mediate between Ukraine and Russia amid increasing tensions in the region, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
"It is our hope that this region does not become a region dominated by war. Let this region walk into the future as a region dominated by peace," he added on his return from Turkmenistan.
"It is our desire that the attitude in this matter develops in a positive direction. There could be a mediation about this, we will discuss this issue with them, we would like to have a share in the solution of this by developing these talks both with Ukraine and with Mr. Putin," Daily Sabah cited Erdogan as saying.