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Türkiye calls for 'peace platform' to end war in Ukraine

Türkiye calls for 'peace platform' to end war in Ukraine Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan (Photo:

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan is confident that to end the Russo-Ukrainian war, a "peace platform" must be established with broad international participation, according to the Turkish agency

At an informal meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Turkic States, Fidan stated that peace efforts "must be expanded on a broader basis to end the war."

"It is necessary to create a peace platform that will prevent deepening polarization, have high-quality participation and representation, and prioritize diplomacy," he added.

Ukraine initiated a global platform and held the first Peace Summit in Switzerland in mid-June. The final communiqué has been supported by over 80 countries, including Türkiye.

The second summit, which Russia could participate in, is planned to be held by the end of 2024. RBC-Ukraine article provides more details about the plans.

Recently, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with Vladimir Putin and stated that Ankara wants to act as a mediator for a "just peace" between Ukraine and Russia. According to him, a ceasefire could form the basis of the consensus, followed by peace that satisfies both parties.

As Reuters reported, Erdogan offered Putin assistance in ending the war, but he was refused.