Altun: Erdogan’s visit to Ukraine is evidence of his belief in peace

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Head of the Communications Department in the Turkish Presidency, Fahrettin Altun, said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent visit to Ukraine is evidence of his belief in the possibility of achieving diplomatic solutions by meeting relevant leaders and adopting multilateralism on the international scene.

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He noted in a tweet via Twitter that President Erdogan met his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday to advance his efforts for peace.

Altun referred to the meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian delegations in Istanbul for the first time last March thanks to Turkey’s efforts, stressing that Ankara is making efforts to continue this path.

He stressed that Turkey, under the leadership of President Erdogan, provides support to Ukraine in many areas, especially humanitarian aid.

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He pointed out that the Istanbul agreement on the shipment of Ukrainian grain is a step that relieves pressure on global food supply baskets.

He stressed the need for countries supporting Ukraine to give more importance to diplomatic work in order to end the war.

He noted that “President Erdogan’s visit to Ukraine is evidence of his belief in the possibility of achieving diplomatic solutions by meeting relevant leaders and adopting multilateralism in the international arena.”

“The international community must support these efforts to bring peace and stability,” he added.

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On Thursday, President Erdogan held a tripartite summit with Zelensky and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at Potochki Palace in the Ukrainian city of Lviv to discuss developments in the war between Ukraine and Russia.