Anadolu Agency
May 25, 2022

Ukrainian foreign minister praises Turkiye’s mediation efforts

Turkiye and Ukraine have a relationship based on trust, said Ukraine’s foreign minister, also praising Turkiye for working to mediate the ongoing war, which began on Feb. 24, and for taking action under the Montreux Convention to close the Turkish Straits to warships.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Tuesday, as Russia’s war on Ukraine entered its fourth month, Dmytro Kuleba said: “Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are two presidents who have proven to each other that they are trustworthy.”

“Relations between the two leaders are the basis of our bilateral relations,” he added.

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Stressing how President Erdogan takes “consistent decisions,” Kuleba said that these decisions are important for the security of the Black Sea.

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The US and China will grow stronger after the war as Russia weakens, he predicted.

There will also be “balancing powers” according to Kuleba, saying Turkiye and India will be among them.