(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday discussed the
war in Ukraine and Ankara's planned military operation in northern
Syria with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, along with regional
development and bilateral ties, Trend reports citing Daily Sabah .
In a phone call with his Russian counterpart, Erdogan told Putin
that peace needs to be established as soon as possible and
confidence-building steps need to be taken on the conflict in
Ukraine, the president's office said in a readout.
The president reiterated Ankara's willingness to keep doing its
part for peace in Ukraine. Turkey is ready to resume a role in
ending the war in Ukraine, including taking part in a possible
“observation mechanism” after the first meeting with
representatives of Russia, Ukraine, and the United Nations in
Istanbul, Erdogan told Putin during the phone call.
Erdogan also said there is a need for steps to minimize the
negative effects of the war and reestablish the groundwork for
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