Ukraine crisis: Turkey works on ceasefire
Phone call today between Dutch PM Rutte and Erdogan, who does not deny his style
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today had a telephone conversation with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to whom he reported that Ankara is working for a ceasefire in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. This was reported by the Turkish editorial office of the US broadcaster "CNN", which reports that during the phone meeting, Russia's attacks on Ukraine, regional developments and Turkey-Netherlands relations were also discussed.
In the meantime, the Turkish executive declared yesterday it will use the power given in its hands by the Montreux Convention: Ankara "may" (but this is what the treaty itself says), prevent military ships from sailing the waters of the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles strait connecting the Black Sea with the Mediterranean Sea. The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had asked Turkey to prevent the passage of the Russian Navy. Erdogan has made it known that he will do everything to stop the escalation of the conflict. So, not taking a clear position, the Turkish president, as always, does not deny his style, always in the balance between Russia and the West.
On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.
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