Türkiye committed to assisting for peace over Ukraine crisis: president

(Xinhua) 10:16, January 21, 2023

ISTANBUL, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the latest development in the Ukraine crisis by phone on Friday, the Turkish presidential office said in a statement.

Erdogan told Zelensky that Türkiye is committed to providing diplomatic assistance for a lasting peace between Russia and Ukraine, according to the statement.

The Turkish leader reiterated that his country is ready to facilitate the process and act as a mediator.

Erdogan also offered condolences for Wednesday's deadly helicopter crash near Kiev which killed at least 16 people, including Ukraine's Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky. 

(Web editor: Chang Sha, Sheng Chuyi)


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