Türkiye will continue efforts to end Russia’s war in Ukraine

June 12,2023 485
Türkiye will continue efforts to end Russia’s war in Ukraine

The National Security Council of Türkiye determined that Russian military aggression against Ukraine poses significant threats to the entire region. This was announced during the first meeting since the inauguration of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as the country’s president, the Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported.

“Türkiye will continue to contribute to efforts to end the conflict, start peace negotiations and ensure global food security,” an official statement following the meeting of the National Security Council of Türkiye states.

The leaders of Türkiye also discussed the situation in the Caucasus. There, the Russian Federation continues destabilizing the situation, using for this purpose the unrecognized self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic – the territory of the compact settlement of Armenians in Azerbaijan.

“We are satisfied with the progress in the dialogue process between Azerbaijan and Armenia and are confident that a just resolution of the conflict will not only become the basis for establishing permanent peace in the Caucasus but will also significantly contribute to global stability,” the statement reads. 

Using the separatists, Russia keeps the entire region in tension and consistently tries to exacerbate the contradictions between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Instead, Türkiye supports Azerbaijan and is trying to establish a peace treaty between the two sides.

Since Russia’s full-scale military aggression began, Türkiye and Azerbaijan, Ukraine’s key allies in the Black Sea region and the Caucasus, have consistently supported Kyiv. Partners supply weapons and humanitarian aid. In particular, on June 9, Baku sent a new batch of aid to Ukraine concerning the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP.

Türkiye is also working on sending humanitarian aid to the affected Kherson Oblast. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, after negotiations with his newly appointed Turkish colleague Hakan Fidan.

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