During the meeting, the exchange between Russia and the USA, which took place yesterday in Turkey, as well as the developments regarding the war in Ukraine were discussed.
According to the statement made by the Presidency’s Directorate of Communications, during the meeting, the exchange between Russia and the USA took place in Turkey yesterday, as well as the developments regarding the war in Ukraine.
Russian President Putin thanked President Erdogan for the exchange of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko and American marine corpsman Trevor Reed that took place in Turkey yesterday under the coordination and supervision of the National Intelligence Organization.
President Erdoğan stated that Turkey’s mediation in this exchange is not only a sign of the importance it attaches to peace, dialogue and cooperation, but also meaningful in terms of its mediation mission.
Pointing to the role played by the National Intelligence Organization in the clearing process, Erdoğan emphasized that coordination and close dialogue between intelligence units should be continued. Erdoğan stated that this will contribute to preventing humanitarian tragedies in the region and providing an environment of stability.
Stating that they are ready to take the initiative to end the war between Russia and Ukraine and to mediate on the road to peace, Erdoğan expressed that they want to establish a lasting peace in the region as soon as possible by increasing the momentum gained in the Istanbul talks.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan emphasized that they will continue their efforts to overcome this crisis between Turkey’s two neighbors and to make peace prevail with determination and sincerity.