Erdogan: Turkey could host peace talks between Ukraine, Russia

SpaceWar.com reports: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is willing to host a summit between Ukraine and Russia in the interests of reaching a ‘fair peace’ in the ongoing conflict.

Erdogan announced Turkey’s preparedness to host peace talks during a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday after the two met at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul.

‘While we continue our solidarity with Ukraine, we will continue to endeavor to end the war with fair peace based on negotiation,’ Erdogan told reporters at the event, stressing that Turkey continues to support Ukraine’s territorial boundaries but invites Russia to participate in future peace talks to end the war.

Zelensky arrived in Turkey earlier Friday to meet with Erdogan to discuss the war with Russia. The two leaders met for about 90 minutes prior to the news conference.

The Ukrainian leader cast doubt on Russia’s participation in the proposed peace talks, saying he doesn’t ‘see a place for Russia’ at a peace summit and referring to Russia as ‘people who block everything, destroy and kill.’

He told reporters he doesn’t see how it would be possible to invite Russia to a peace summit…”

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