Ankara: Russian intervention in Ukraine is unacceptable and violates law


Turkey stressed its rejection of the Russian intervention in Ukraine, saying that it was unacceptable and violated international law.


This came in a statement issued by the Turkish Presidency Communication Department on Thursday after the conclusion of a security summit.

Which was held at the Presidential Complex in the capital, Ankara, headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to discuss developments in Ukraine.

It was also emphasized during the summit that Turkey would continue to support Ukraine’s political unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The available initiatives in Russia and in international forums to stop the attack, which poses a threat to global security, were also evaluated.


The summit, which dealt with the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, lasted about an hour and 50 minutes.

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Chiefs of Staff Yasar Guler and the Intelligence Service, Hakan Fidan, participated in it.

The Presidential Communication Department, Fahrettin Altun, Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, and Director of the Presidential Office Hassan Dogan.

It is noteworthy that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu did not attend the meeting because he was in Kazakhstan.


Earlier on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the launch of a military operation in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine.

“The confrontation between Russia and the nationalist forces in Ukraine is inevitable,” he said in a televised speech.