Turkish President Erdogan To Discuss Peace Talks With His Ukrainian, Russian Counterparts

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he has a plan to call his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to discuss peace talks in Turkey.

Briefing reporters in Istanbul, Erdogan said that talks between Ukraine and Russian negotiators were fruitful, but not as much as they should have been.

“We are still not hopeless,” Erdogan said while insisting that the Russia-Ukraine war should be ended through talks and dialogues.

Erdogan had earlier held phone calls with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy where he told them that it is important to find a solution to end the hostilities.

Russian and Ukrainian delegations met in Istanbul on March 29 but failed to reach a compromise. 

Since Russia’s invasion on February 24, hundreds of Ukrainian people were killed and wounded while millions of others became homeless and took refuge in neighboring countries.

According to UN figures, the Ukraine war has claimed the lives of at least 2,345 civilians and left 2,919 more injured.

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