Instead of participating in a “show to resolve the situation in Ukraine,” Ankara provided Kyiv with concrete support, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. At the same time, Turkey continues to develop its relations with Russia, Mr. Erdogan mentioned.
“Instead of shows that did not contribute to the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, we made the most sincere efforts to cease fire and establish peace,” the Turkish President said after a government meeting. Ankara provided Kyiv with “serious, concrete and useful assistance,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “We boldly expressed our position to Russia,” he said.