Turkey and Ukraine

Free-floating naval mines reach shores of Romania and Turkey

Free-floating naval mines reach shores of Romania and Turkey

The International Maritime Organization has warned of the free-floating naval mines adrift in the Black Sea off Romania and Turkey as a result of the conflict in Ukraine and called for caution. "The [IMO] Secretariat has received …

Erdogan to discuss peace talks with Putin and Zelensky

Erdogan to discuss peace talks with Putin and Zelensky

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he plans to call Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and discuss the holding of peace talks at the leadership level in Turkey.  …

Russia and Ukraine wrap up first day of talks in Istanbul

Russia and Ukraine wrap up first day of talks in Istanbul

The Russian and Ukrainian delegations wrapped up the first day of talks in Istanbul on Tuesday, Haberturk TV reported. No details about the outcome of the talks were reported. The talks took place in the Dolmabahce Turkish …

Russia-Ukraine talks begin in Istanbul

Russia-Ukraine talks begin in Istanbul

The fresh round of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine brokered by Turkey started in Istanbul on Tuesday. In an address to the delegations of Russia and Ukraine before their meeting at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkish …

Erdogan to attend upcoming NATO summit on Ukraine

Erdogan to attend upcoming NATO summit on Ukraine

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he will take part in the NATO summit on the situation in Ukraine, which will be held on March 24 in Brussels. "On [March] 24, the NATO summit will be held again, where …

Turkey denies the Bosphorus closure for Russian ships

Turkey denies the Bosphorus closure for Russian ships

Cumhuriyet newspaper has just published a denial of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's claim that Ankara has agreed to close the Bosphorus and Dardanelles to Russian warships. The fact that nothing of the kind happened …

Erdoğan holds telephone conversation with Zelensky

Erdoğan holds telephone conversation with Zelensky

On Thursday, February 24, the Presidents of Turkey and Ukraine Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Volodymyr Zelensky held a telephone conversation. The office of the Turkish leader reported it. During the conversation, the parties discussed the …

Turkey cannot abandon Russia, Erdogan says

Turkey cannot abandon Russia, Erdogan says

Turkey cannot abandon Russia, despite the aggravation of the situation in Ukraine, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said to reporters during his return flight from Senegal. "Turkey cannot make a choice in favour of Russia or …

Erdogan plans to discuss Ukraine with Putin over phone

Erdogan plans to discuss Ukraine with Putin over phone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to have telephone talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, soon to discuss the situation around Ukraine, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Sunday. "Our …

Erdogan and Zelensky waiting for Putin in Istanbul

Erdogan and Zelensky waiting for Putin in Istanbul

Turkey is in close contact with both Russian and Ukrainian leaders in order to help ease tensions between the two countries, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. Speaking to journalists on the presidential …

Ankara renews its offer to host Putin-Zelensky talks

Ankara renews its offer to host Putin-Zelensky talks

Yesterday Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reiterated the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to hold talks in Ankara. "As our president said at a …

Erdogan and NATO chief discuss Russia-Ukraine tensions

Erdogan and NATO chief discuss Russia-Ukraine tensions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a phone conversation over regional developments, particularly tensions between Russia and Ukraine, according to Turkey's presidency. The phone …