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Erdogan warns Xi Jinping of global danger from wars in Ukraine and Israel

Erdogan warns Xi Jinping of global danger from wars in Ukraine and Israel Photo: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chinese President Xi Jinping (Getty Images)

President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his visit to Astana for the 24th Summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to the Republic of Türkiye Directorate of Communications.

During the meeting, they discussed the relations between China and Türkiye, the war in Ukraine, and the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

In particular, Erdogan stated that the goal is to continue steps aimed at improving relations between Türkiye and China in all areas, and that this will benefit both countries.

He also emphasized that the war in Ukraine and the conflict between Israel and Hamas could spread regionally and globally. The Turkish president added that the international community must take effective measures against this.

Türkiye's position on the war

Despite condemning Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Türkiye maintains a neutral position and occasionally offers its platform for peace negotiations.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that Ukraine will develop a clear peace plan to end the war by the end of the year and outlined the only possible format for negotiations with Putin.

However, yesterday, Erdogan reiterated that his country wants to mediate for a "just peace" between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.